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Policy and Research Papers

Countdown to AMISOM Withdrawal: Is Somalia Ready?

The swearing-in of Somalia’s new President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” was greeted with a surge of optimism on the streets of Mogadishu that a new era of stability was on its way. The International Crisis Group said Farmajo had benefited from being seen as the right leader “to build a robust Somali National Army (SNA), speed up the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)’s exit, stabilise security, curb interventions by neighbouring countries, and protect Somalia’s dignity and sovereignty.” But this is an ambitious wish list and the path ahead is fraught with danger.

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Unfair Cop – Why African Police Forces Make Violent Extremism Worse

Undermanned, underfunded, underwhelming: African police forces struggle to contain regular crime, and they are even further out of their depth when it comes to tackling violent extremism.The best way to identify threats to public safety is a policing model that promotes trust and collaboration with the community, say the policy manuals on preventing violent extremism, better known as PVE. A positive relationship is believed to help build resilience to radicalisation. But the reality in much of the world is that the police are viewed as corrupt, violent, and people best avoided.

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Le retard du nord du Cameroun en fait un terreau fertile pour Boko Haram

Si Boko Haram est parvenu à prendre pied dans l’Extrême-Nord du Cameroun et à y recruter des milliers de jeunes, c’est en grande partie à cause du retard de développement de cette région et de l’absence relative de perspectives d’emploi. Cet article s’inscrit dans le cadre d’un projet spécial consacré à l’extrémisme violent au Nigeria et dans le Sahel.

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