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Religious Extremism, Insurgent Violence and the New African Security Landscape

Prof Mohamedou gives a talk in the Hague

On 10-11 September, Professor Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Deputy Director and Academic Dean at GCSP, took part in a conference in the Hague on Religion and Radicalisation in Africa organised by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the African Studies Centre in Leiden.

The two-day conference examined religion and radicalisation in Sub-Saharan Africa and the factors leading to violent extremism today.

Professor Mohamedou spoke at the first session on "The Context of Religious Radicalisation" presenting a paper entitled "Religious Extremism, Insurgent Violence and the New African Security Landscape".

The conference brought together senior policy-makers and international scholars and experts from Georgetown University, Erasmus University, the University of Florida, the University of Witwatersrand, Oxford University, the University of Bayreuth and Sciences Po.

Professor Mohamedou paid homage to Professor Stephen Ellis who had been the convener of the conference, and who passed away this summer. Professor Ellis collaborated with Professor Mohamedou on several projects in recent years, notably on the West African Commission on Drugs.