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Uprooting extremism

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The Sahel’s harsh terrain is fertile ground for recruiting youths. Groups and governments must offer alternatives. Life in much of the Sahel is hard. The...

ISS: How is Africa dealing with young extremists?

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What do African societies do when they suspect their children of being terrorists – or when their young extremists give up their guns and...

ISS: Preventing violent extremism isn’t a job for civil society alone

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Civil society organisations working to prevent violent extremism in the Lake Chad Basin are numerous, and receive continued financial support from donors. In addition...

Countering the message

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For years, the blueprint for countering extremist propaganda was straightforward: Insist to followers that their beliefs are wrong and that they are suffering as...

Centre rallies East Africa against extremists

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East Africa stretches from the mountains of Eritrea south through the Great Rift Valley, which burrows from Djibouti across Ethiopia and into Kenya. Somalia...

ISS: Can Benin protect itself from terrorism in the region?

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Since February 2018, there have been about 60 terror attacks in the eastern region of Burkina Faso. Although no group has claimed responsibility, the...

ISS: Can violent extremism be prevented?

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Can the global community prevent violent extremism? Is the violence associated with terrorism different from other forms of violence, and in what...

Preventing and countering violent extremism

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Scores of projects aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) in West and Central Africa are doing important work in tough...

Invest in poor rural areas to curb exclusion, quash extremism

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Remote areas in poor nations need far more investment to undercut recruitment by militant armed groups, in a shift from development policies...

ISS: Algeria and Morocco’s migrant policies could prevent violent extremism

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Algeria and Morocco have for the past decade been important transit and stopover countries for migrants moving to Europe. Many also stop...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...