Past eventResearch Event

Islamism in the Horn of Africa

13 May 2015 - 17:00 to 18:30

Chatham House, London


Dr Harry Verhoeven, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar
Sideg Osman, Sudanese Affairs Researcher
Professor Justin Willis, Department of History, Durham University
Jason Mosley, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House

Chair: Dame Rosalind Marsden, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House



Islamist movements have long existed in the Horn of Africa, playing a significant role in the national politics of Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea. Political Islam is now increasingly influencing relations between states in the region, and the political impact of this could be stabilising or destructive.

At this event, speakers will discuss the role of Islamist movements in the Horn of Africa, and will examine their impact on regional stability. The event will also launch Water, Civilisation and Power in Sudan: The Political Economy of Military-Islamist State Building by Dr Harry Verhoeven, published by Cambridge University Press.

LIVE STREAM: This event will be live streamed. The live stream will be made available at 17:00 BST on Wednesday 13 May.

ASK A QUESTION: Send questions for the panel by using #CHAfrica on Twitter. A selection will be put to the speakers during the event.