During the preparations of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, which will be held in Mali next September, EFD Senior Fellow Bakary Sambe has described as regrettable and nonsense the controversy about the double citizenship of the candidates in Senegal’s presidential election.
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Dakaractu (Senegal)May 7, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Dr. Bakary Sambe is quoted in the daily online Senegalese news paper Dakaractu.
SudQuotidien (Senegal)April 20, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Bakary Sambe is mentioned in an article published by Sud Quotiden on the relationship between media and terrorism. According to Sambe journalists should use a more accurate terminology when referring to the threat of terrorism in order to avoid creating panic among readers.
Dakaractu (Senegal)April 19, 2016
FD Senior Fellow Dr. Bakary Sambe is mentioned by the online Senegalese newspaper Dakaractu, where he gives his personal opinion on terrorism and how it can be tackled on a global level. “The strategies implemented by the U.N. and by the Francophonie should not be competitive, but complementary and coordinated!”.
Le Quotidien (Senegal)April 18, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Dr. Bakary Sambe is interviewed by Le Quotidien on the recent decision of the Union Nationale des Retraités de la Police (The National Union of Pensioners of the Police) to come forth and work together to prevent the spread of terrorism, while Dr. Sambe incites the local population to be more involved.
Setal (Senegal)April 3, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Dr. Bakary Sambe is quoted by the Senegalese online newspaper Setal on the latest regarding terrorism in the West Africa region.
The New York Times (United States)March 15, 2016
An article in The New York Times, in which EFD Senior Fellow Bakary Sambe is mentioned, discuss the resurging Al Qaida branch in West Africa that has strengthened its reach and carried out deadly attacks in recent years, mostly on hotels where Westerners frequent.
Radio France InternationalFebruary 22, 2014
Senior Fellow Bakary Sambe commented on Morocco’s recent activities to become a leading religious influence in Africa. The Kingdom has just signed an agreement to train 500 imams in Mali, and King Mohamed VI’s upcoming official visit to Equatorial Guinee is likely to result in a similar arrangement. Bakary’s recent monograph, ‘Islam and Diplomacy.
Seneweb (Senegal)February 21, 2014
Despite Senegal has been associated with the image of peaceful country for a long time, it has not been spared by the rise of Wahhabism.
Al-Maghreb (Tunisia)February 5, 2014
In an interview with the Tunisian newspaper Al-Maghreb, EFD Senior Fellow Bakary Sambe says that the Libyan crisis has contributed to the spread of jihadist groups in northern Mali and in the region of southern Algeria.
Brussels (Belgium)October 25, 2013
On 14 and 15 October, the European Foundation for Democracy hosted a closed-door policy briefing on the growing threat from radicalisation in Africa. With the attack in Kenya this September, Islamic radicalisation in Africa has become an increasing concern to policymakers in the West. The guest speaker was EFD Senior Fellow Dr. Bakary Sambe, who presented his latest study on the influence of Wahhabism on terrorism in the Sahel to diplomats and European policymakers at the briefing.
EFD reportOctober 1, 2013
In this breakthrough report, EFD Senior Fellow Bakary Sambe describes the growth of Islamist extremism in the Sahel region and describes how other countries are vying for influence in these countries, with implications for Europe’s security.
Voice of America (US)August 23, 2013
US international broadcaster Voice of America features a report on the merging of two North African militant groups, formerly linked to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Both have been responsible for taking hostages and launching suicide attacks. EFD Fellow Bakary Sambe contributes to the report noting that the name of this new group “Mourabitounes” comes from a thousand year old Islamist Berber dynasty, which was responsible for helping spread Islam in West Africa.
Dakaractu (Senegal)March 16, 2013
In the below article, EFD Senior Fellow, Bakary Sambe discusses how growing Turkish influence within West Africa is leaving regional powers such as Morocco looking further south for new opportunities.
Ouestafnews (Senegal)October 12, 2012
EFD Senior Fellow Bakary Sambe discusses the prospect of military intervention in Mali with Ouestafnews.