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Eastern Africa's Regional Extremist Threat: Origins, Nature and Policy Options

By  Ngala Chome
Sept. 1, 2020

Eastern Africa's Regional Extremist Threat: Origins, Nature and Policy Options

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Eastern Africa's Regional Extremist Threat: Origins, Nature and Policy Options

Al Shabaab, East Africa, Jihad, Islamist, Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies

This briefing paper discusses the potential for al-Shabaab and other jihad Islamist organisations to increase their geographical reach and lethality in Eastern Africa, and examines the local Islamist trends in the region that these organisations can and have tapped into to create a regional security threat.