Countering violent extremism: Challenges in policy and practice

The Horn of Africa sub-region is highly prone to terrorism. Almost all countries of the sub-region have been victims of terrorist attacks and have been responding unilaterally…

Violent extremism in the Horn: Regional dynamics and public opinion

Over the past two decades, violent extremism has grown to become the central security concern of several African states. East Africa, and the Horn in particular, are especially…

A community-based approach to increasing the peace in Nairobi’s informal settlements

Violence and conflict have always threatened vulnerable communities, but in a world defined by globalization, urbanization, and other developments fuelling the rapid…

Radicalization of children and youth in Kenya: A new challenge to child protection

The war in Somalia pitting the Al Shabaab against the Somalia Federal Government and the forces of the AMISOM is spilling over into many neighbouring countries with Kenya…

Embedding policies on community tension monitoring

Recent developments in violent extremism in the Horn of Africa have seen security and peace practitioners, the academia and governments institutions seeking to understand…