Bad policies boosts terrorism in Africa - ISS research

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is presenting a series of reports on terrorism to the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday afternoon, on how African nations can better respond to terrorism.

It says that it's found misconceptions and bad policies are helping boost terrorism and violent extremism on the content.

The study points out that recruitment into terrorist groups is a complex process.

Ray White standing in for Stephen Grootes, spoke to ISS researcher Uyo Salefu.

They point out that recruitment is not something that can be explained by a single factor, but rather by the interaction of push and pull factors that firstly force Africans to seek alternatives to the unfavorable circumstances they face.

Uyo Salefu, researcher at ISS

The report speaks to various factors like poor governance and failings in democratic processes, government brutality, and repression, poverty. unemployment, feelings of injustice and coercion by extremist organisations and the need to protect one's own family and livelihood.

Uyo Salefu, researcher at ISS

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