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Deplorable living conditions in Al Shabaab camps

The Al Shabaab militant group has often bragged on social media spaces about the luxurious life they live at the camps. Unfortunately, the lavish lifestyle they portray has lured young people into joining the group. Some of these young men have been able to escape the group and surrendered to […]

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Impact of PCVE initiatives

How do we measure and/or assess the impact of PCVE programs and projects in our communities? Do we use the number of recruits or defectors of terrorist groups to measure our impact or do we measure PVCE awareness in the community? Terrorism, radicalization and violent extremism have marred society for […]

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The process of radicalization

Terrorist attacks like the Westgate Mall attack in 2013 and the Nairobi bomb blast in 1998, left citizens fearful and horrified but above all, bewildered. Most times victims are unable and unwilling to understand what motivates people to kill others indiscriminately. Before an individual becomes a terrorist, there are 4 […]

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Impact of terrorism on mental health

Terrorism is an act or threat of action inspired by extreme, political or religious ideologies, resulting in loss of life, destruction of property and instilling fear with an aim to communicate, influence or intimidate. Terrorism has been around for as long as people can remember, but for the past ten […]

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Strengthening regional cooperation in the fight against terrorism

The Horn of Africa region has suffered greatly under the scourge of the Somalia-based terrorist group Al Shabaab. Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia continue to develop and implement various counter-terrorism initiatives in their respective countries which have seen low recruitment and radicalization levels. But to holistically eliminate this threat […]

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Why isn’t everyone radicalized?

Recruitment into terrorism and violent extremism is a gradual process that happens through radicalization. Radicalization is the process by which individuals are introduced to ideological messages and belief system that encourages movement from moderate, mainstream beliefs toward extreme views. This process is usually carried out in secrecy by groups as […]

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Terrorists Audience

Terrorist attacks can be perpetrated in two ways: focused or indiscriminate. Historically, terrorist activities have been actioned towards a particular audience, hence the term focused. Alex Schmid (2006), notes that terrorist attacks have previously been used as instruments for politically motivated actions, which target specific members of governments or political […]

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