Corpus ID: 214734961

Youth and Violent Extremism*

  title={Youth and Violent Extremism*},
  author={S. Alava and Divina Frau-Meigs and Ghayda Hassan and Yuanyuan Wei},
Violent extremism on the African continent claimed the lives of over 30,000 people between 2011 and 2016, injuring countless others and displacing millions of people (Slachmuijlder, 2017). While violent extremism is not necessarily confined to any age, gender, group or community, its public face has often been youthful as demonstrated by recruits into Boko Haram and AlShabaab. In regions where there are large youth cohorts, jihadism tends to be associated with men under the age of 25 (UNDP… Expand


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