Featured | December 6, 2017

Silencing the Guns by 2020: How Realistic is this Timeline?

This essay previously appeared in the first issue of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) newsletter, “Governance Link” (November-December 2017). The APRM was established in 2003 by the African Union in the framework of the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). Member countries use the APRM to self–monitor all aspects of their governance and […]

AMISOM Troops Up at Dawn on Mogadishu's Frontline
AMISOM Troops Up at Dawn on Mogadishu's Frontline
Research and Practice | July 8, 2015

A Soft Power Approach to Eradicating Extremism in Africa

“Leaders, clerics, and scholars at all levels should devise effective strategies to tackle the root causes of extremism and terrorism. The idea is to cultivate a culture of peace, tolerance, and acceptance of unity in diversity, based on diverse African values.”

Photo credit to Albert Gonzalez Farran via Flickr user UNAMID. Taken on May 30, 2012. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Image cropped to fit frame. Original photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/unamid-photo/7302281308/
A multipronged approach is needed to eradicate extremism.