Africa

Senegal: Model for Interfaith Peace
Why is Senegal so successful in avoiding the religious tensions that plague other countries? A UW-Madison group traveled to Senegal in 2009 to look for answers. Professor Larry Nesper gives an overview.

 

Senegal: An Imam in Saint Louis
The UW-Madison group interviewed a prominent Imam in Saint Louis, Senegal. The 83-year-old Imam discussed his experience running a school and building a religious tolerant community.

 

Senegal: Conversation in a University
What is Teranga? Why is it critical to the interfaith peace in Senegal? Can it resist the spread of fundamentalism? The UW-Madison group talks to three Senegalese professors.

 

Senegal: Study Abroad in Saint Louis
Study abroad makes you learn not only a new culture but also your own culture. What does “eat your money” mean in Wolof? A UW-Madison student reflects on her experience studying abroad in Senegal.

 

Islam and Women in Niger
What role does Islam play in the politics of women’s rights laws in Niger? Alice Kang, a PhD candidate in political science at UW-Madison with focus on African Studies, spent a year in Niger to look for answers.

 

Islam and Politics in Nigeria Brandon Kendhammer, a PhD candidate in political science at UW-Madison with focus on African Studies, went to Northern Nigeria to study the implementation of Sharia law in the region since the country’s democratic transition in 1999.