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Horn of Africa Still at Risk From Violent Extremism
Horn of Africa Still at Risk From Violent Extremism
by The Epoch Times September 27, 2018 news

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.

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Horn of Africa Still at Risk From Violent Extremism
Horn of Africa Still at Risk From Violent Extremism
by The Epoch Times September 27, 2018 news

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.

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New platform for fighting terror launched in Nairobi
New platform for fighting terror launched in Nairobi
by Ghetto Radio September 5, 2018 news

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.

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New online hub focuses on countering violent extremism in Kenya
New online hub focuses on countering violent extremism in Kenya
by ELDIS 5th September 2018 news

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.

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Dr. Ruteere's Interview on Voice of America (VOA) on the launch of the countering Violent Extremism Research Hub
Dr. Ruteere's Interview on Voice of America (VOA) on the launch of the countering Violent Extremism Research Hub
by VOA September 07, 2018 news

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.

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The CHRIPS Terror Attacks and Arrests Observatory
The CHRIPS Terror Attacks and Arrests Observatory
by CHRIPS September 4, 2018 news

The Terrorism Observatory is a record of disaggregated information on all media reported terror-related incidences in Kenya. The Observatory collects and analyses data on dates, location (county and town), perpetrator, target type, weapons used, number of fatalities and injured persons and property damage or loss. The data can be used to analyse trends in any mapping program or statistical package as well as to inform research and policy.

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Safety in CVE research
Safety in CVE research
by CHRIPS September 4, 2018 news

Researchers and practitioners in the field of violent extremism often operate within complex and dynamic social and political contexts. As a practitioner in violent extremism, it is therefore essential that you plan your work taking into account the risk environment, and remain security conscious throughout. Researchers and organisations working on CVE should analyse the threats they are likely to face and understand the unique risks that a violent extremism project would bring.

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AL-SHABAB KILLS 3 KENYAN QUARRY WORKERS
AL-SHABAB KILLS 3 KENYAN QUARRY WORKERS
by XINHUANET May 04, 2018 news

MANDERA, Kenya, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Three miners were killed and one injured by al-Shabab militants at a quarry in Mandera county in northeast Kenya on Thursday, an official confirmed on Friday.

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ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES IN 2016 AND 2017
ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES IN 2016 AND 2017
by NATION May 06, 2018 news

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).

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IGAD CENTRE A GUIDING LIGHT IN FIGHTING VIOLENT EXTREMISM
IGAD CENTRE A GUIDING LIGHT IN FIGHTING VIOLENT EXTREMISM
by IGAD April 29, 2018 news

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.

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IGAD INAUGURATES ITS CENTER FOR PREVENTING AND COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM
IGAD INAUGURATES ITS CENTER FOR PREVENTING AND COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM
by IGAD April 23, 2018 news

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.

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