Walking to the Makaranta: Production, Circulation, and Transmission of Islamic Learning in Urban Niger
Knowledge production, circulation and transmission mark contemporary Islamic activism in Niger. While many analysts have alluded to the democratization of religious knowledge in Niger, only a few…
Lessons from the African Union Mission for Somalia (AMISOM) for Peace Operations in Mali
Mali and Somalia have both suffered determined Islamist-inspired insurgencies, and in both African Union-led peace operations have been a central pillar in political and security sta- bilization…
Sahel State Political Violence in Comparative Perspective
Policy, media and academic attention on violence in the Sahel region has been widespread since the onset of the Arab Spring, and the escalating violence in recent months in Mali. This research…
Grievances, governance and Islamist violence in sub-Saharan Africa
What explains the emergence of Islamist violence as a substantial security threat in such diverse contexts as Kenya, Mali and Nigeria? This article addresses this question through an exploration of…
Crisis in Mali : Ambivalent Popular Attitudes on the Way Forward
This article asks what Malians think about their countryÕs political crisis, including its causes, status, and possible solutions. An Afrobarometer survey of public opinion conducted at the end of…
Al Qaeda in the Maghreb: The Newest" Front in the War on Terror"
The presence of al Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM) may be interpreted as the opening of a new front in the cause of international jihad. However, terrorist activity in North Africa is not new, for the…
Hans De Marie Heungoup
I am a Political Scientist, with a concentration in Political Sociology and Security Studies. Over the last seven years I extensively published on Cameroon, Central Africa, Boko Haram and the Lake Chad Basin.