The growing influence of Salafist groups and ideology in Africa is fast becoming the uppermost peace and security agenda at both academic and policy levels. The recurring theme of the currentanalyst has been that as much as there has been an internal fertile ground for radicalization, the ideological roots and financial backing of violent extremist groups lie outside the region. Given the external as well as internal drivers to radicalization and the rise of Salafist groups one would highlight the imperative of addressing the challenge at both levels.

A brief by the African Center for Strategic Studies on the subject underscores the importance of this point.Download the biref hereASB32EN-Islamist-Extremism-in-East-Africa 1.pdf

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