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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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Drug addiction in Al Shabaab camps

Ever think about the coping mechanisms Al Shabaab militants develop to cope with the trauma they experience during attacks, raids and killings? The mind and body of human beings are built to develop some coping mechanism when we encounter difficult situations and experiences. This coping mechanism is no different from […]

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De-radicalization from terrorism

As the Al Shabaab militant group continues to lose territory in Somalia, civil society organizations are taking the mantle to de-radicalize defectors. These efforts by civil society are erasing radical ideologies from the militants’ minds as they help them readjust back into society. The Somalia National Army and AMISOM forces […]

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Youth against violent extremism

Young people are targeted by violent extremist organizations through ideological radicalization into terrorist organizations. Al Shabaab recruiters hiding in Kenya are having a difficult time finding new recruits. In a recent data gathering report by The Nation newspaper, fewer Kenyan youth are joining the terrorist group. This has been ensured […]

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Youth against violent extremism

Young people are targeted by violent extremist organizations through ideological radicalization into terrorist organizations. Al Shabaab recruiters hiding in Kenya are having a difficult time finding new recruits. In a recent data gathering report by The Nation newspaper, fewer Kenyan youth are joining the terrorist group. This has been ensured […]

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Somalia 3 months down the line

When President Donald Trump ordered roughly 700 U.S. troops to withdraw from Somalia late last year, it decreased the American footprint there. “There’s no denying that the repositioning of forces out of Somalia has introduced new layers of complexity and risk,” Army. Gen. Stephen Townsend, AFRICOM’s boss, told the Senate […]

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