Why children are prime for recruitment

Recently the news cycle has been awash with the issue of child soldiers being deployed in Mozambique by the terror group Al Shabaab.  But this is not only being done by Al Shabaab but also other insurgency groups in and around the region. The Allied Democratic Forces now aligned to […]

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SNA, AMISOM pile up pressure on Al Shabaab

The Somali National Army with support from allied forces in AMISOM has turned up the heat on Al Shabaab militants in the past week. The Somali military, on Saturday, killed 12 Al Shabaab fighters in an operation carried out near Janale town of Lower Shabelle region. An unspecified number of […]

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Entrepreneurship and counter-terroism

Terrorists were once children with families and part of a society at some point. It is important to recognize the social and economic factors that push recruits to violent extremism. Entrepreneurship education should become the focal point in the upbringing of children. Most empirical studies show that entrepreneurship can be […]

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Fewer Kenyan youth are joining Al Shabaab

Preventing violent extremism effectively demands a resilience practice in society. This is basically a community understanding how people can be part of preventing violent extremist groups from operating. Since the military’s deployment to Somalia, Kenya has felt an increase in violent attacks by Somali-based Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen, commonly known as […]

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