Building Youth Resilience to Extremism in Mozambique: Perspectives From Cabo Delgado

The town of Mueda houses Mozambican troops as they prepare for an offensive. (Photo: Wikiwand)

Youth are disproportionately at risk from extremism, particularly in situations where they have little to lose. In northern Mozambique, poverty, unemployment, low levels of participation in governance and the lack of inclusive development stand out. The Islamist insurgency in northern Mozambique has gained some traction due to its members’ promises of material benefits such as food, employment, and community. It is critical that youth be actively engaged by local officials on a continual basis.

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