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 and collectively. Multinational organizations and donor countries have been engaged in various counter …

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 vulnerable to the spread of both indigenous and international terrorism and, shortly …

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 movement of people across the globe, the capacity for violence today has the potential to destabilize countries and …

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 being one of the affected countries. Terrorist attacks have increased in 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 what precipitates terrorist activities in the region. Terrorism exacerbated by increased radicalization of young people is …