Ousmane Kane: Political Islam in West Africa

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October 9, 2013, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

Lecture & panel debate with
  • Ousmane Kane | Harvard Divinity School
  • Marie Roger Biloa | Africa International
Welcome & Introduction
  • Norbert Ehrlich | Salam Orient
  • Franz Schmidjell | VIDC


How does the relationsship between the secular-democratic state and Islamic movements look like in West Africa? Is political islam in West Africa a new phenomenon or has it already existed in colonial Africa? To what extent did Western interventions contribute to the pacification or radicalization? What socio-economic factors play into the hands of radical islamists?

Organisation: VIDC/Wiener Institut



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