Interview: Jihadists Target Religious Cohabitation in Burkina Faso

Interview: Jihadists Target Religious Cohabitation in Burkina Faso

Bakary Sambe, is a professor and researcher at the University of Gaston Berger in Saint Louis, Senegal. He is the coordinator of the Observatory on Religious Radicalism and Conflict in Africa and the director of the Timbuktu Institute think tank. Q: There was an attack on a restaurant and following hostage taking on August 13th in…

The Strategic Importance of the Attack in Burkina Faso By Steph Schmitt

The Strategic Importance of the Attack in Burkina Faso By Steph Schmitt

Eighteen people were killed in a terrorist attack on August 13th in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. This and other recent attacks in the country illustrate the strategic success of Al Qaeda’s long-term strategy.   Burkina Faso, an extremely poor nation where 90% of the population survives through subsistence farming, is rapidly losing its status as one of the more…

Les musulmans d’Afrique ont plus besoin de cohésion que de lignes de fracture !

Les musulmans d’Afrique ont plus besoin de cohésion que de lignes de fracture !

Il y a quelques années, en 2013, le Colloque international des musulmans de l’espace francophone (CIMEF) se tenait à Dakar avec une institution basée au Qatar, le Centre de recherche sur la législation islamique et l’éthique (CILE) en collaboration avec d’autres mouvements islamiques de la sous-région, d’Europe et du Canada. Cette année, la même conférence…

Why Does Boko Haram Reject Western Education?  By Dr Abdoul Aziz Gaye

Why Does Boko Haram Reject Western Education? By Dr Abdoul Aziz Gaye

The global hashtag #bringbackourgirls was launched when 276 young school girls, who were preparing for their exams, were kidnapped in April 2014 from the Nigerian village of Chibok by the radical Nigerian movement Boko Haram. Sixty of them had escaped, twenty-one released in 2016, and eighty-two freed in May 2017. There are still 113 missing…