Program materials for the Africa Center's 2018 Countering Violent Extremism in Africa Roundtable.
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Twenty countries in Africa will hold national elections in 2018. This analysis reviews countries facing unique challenges to holding peaceful elections on the continent.
Drug trafficking is a major transnational threat in Africa that converges with other illicit activities ranging from money laundering to human trafficking and terrorism.
Associate Professor and Academic Chair, Transnational Threats & Counterterrorism
Areas of Expertise: Counterterrorism, Countering Extremism, Irregular Warfare, Identity Conflict, Democratization, Regional and International Security Cooperation, Sahel, North Africa, Horn of Africa, Algeria
The DRC’s political crisis has galvanized and revived many of the estimated 70 armed groups currently active in the country, making the nexus between political and sectarian violence by armed militias a key feature of the DRC’s political instability.
Based on extensive field research and interviews with youth across the continent. This report examines the drivers for youth to join extremist groups in Africa. UNDP found that isolation, lack of exposure to other religions and perspectives, lack of access to education, economic inequality and unemployment, the inability to participate in civic life, and poor relations with the security sector (including human rights abuses), all contribute to a young person joining an extremist group. The report recommends better connecting human rights priorities to security assistance in counterterrorism, increasing the legitimacy of governments through improved accountability and equitable governance, connecting efforts to prevent violent extremism to sustainable development, and coordinating responses to violent extremism at the national, regional and international levels.
Angola’s new administration will face a myriad of challenges that cannot be resolved without reforms. Is there a chance for change or just more of the same?
Assistant Research Fellow
Areas of Expertise: Peace operations, stability operations, security sector reform, UN sanctions, UN expert panels, countering violent extremism, counterterrorism, West Africa, Central Africa, and the Sahel Africa.
As the Kenyan electoral campaign headed into the homestretch, prospects for violence were mixed. The Africa Center’s Dorina Bekoe offers an assessment.
Despite historical distrust between security and human rights communities, these objectives are in fact complementary to attain sustainable security, says a distinguished human rights expert.
South Sudanese renditions fall afoul of international law and pose legal risks for security sector professionals implicated.
Few African countries have the same depth of institutional checks and balances as South Africa. Yet, these institutions have been put to the test by President Jacob Zuma's efforts to expand executive privilege. How are South Africa's accountability structures faring?