New in the ASCL Africanist Blog: Salafists and the Missing State in the Sahel

In the 1960s, there was an African ambition to build modern states based on ‘national development’. But in the late 1980s, national development was dismissed - in most cases under compulsion from the international financial institutions. And without national development project, there are really no states in Africa, Rahmane Idrissa writes, only regimes. In the Sahel, this paved the way for the establishment of the ‘Islamic state’. Read the latest blog post!