NAIROBI, Kenya: Countries in the Horn of Africa continue to face a growing threat from extremist Islamic groups, particularly the Somali militant group al-Shabab. In recent years, the problem has largely been compounded by rising levels of youth unemployment, according to security analysts. We cannot underestimate the nature of the problem; this is a major regional security challenge, said Mutuma Ruteere, director of the Center for Human Rights and Policy Studies, a Kenya-based regional security think tank.
This is an interview of Dr. Ruteere on the issue of countering violent extremism in kenya and how to counter it using the recently launched CVE Hub.
An online hub for countering violent extremism in Kenya has been launched by the Center for Human Rights and Policy Studies. (CHRIPS) The hub is designed with a softer approach to terrorism which tries to counter cases of violence from the ground by methods like dialogue. The hub will also provide information on the terror attacks that have already happened.
Launched on 5th September in Nairobi, a new online hub focusing on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) in Kenya hopes to connect researchers, practitioners and policymakers. The Countering Violent Extremism Research Hub, a collaboration between the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS) and the Institute of Development Studies, will collect CVE resources in an online library to support high-quality research, exchange of ideas and a multi-sector network.
The FBI has designated 50 shootings in 2016 and 2017 as active shooter incidents (20 incidents occurred in 2016, while 30 incidents occurred in 2017).
Violent extremism is the greatest security threat of our time, and an existential threat to emerging democracies. In 2016, the world experienced a total of 11,072 terrorist attacks, resulting in 25,621 deaths and 33,814 injuries.
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) will hold an official inauguration ceremony of its Center of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (ICEPCVE) in Djibouti in the afternoon of 25th April 2018.