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How is terrorism affecting Africa's conflict trends?
Date: 9 October 2015
Time: 10h00 - 12h30
Venue: Seminar Room, ISS Nairobi, Braeside Gardens, off Muthangari Road, Lavington, map

What is driving conflict, violence and extremism in Africa?

How have African conflict trends changed since the 1960s, and what impact has this had on security and economic growth? 

Can events in North Africa, for example, where developments are closely influenced by what happens in the Middle East, be linked to the evolution of Boko Haram in Nigeria or al-Shabaab in Somalia? This seminar will explore the impact of extremism and terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa on conflict in sub-Saharan Africa.

New research from the ISS builds on previous studies on the drivers, trends and features of violence and extremism in Africa.

The full results are published in two ISS papers that will be launched at the seminar. Copies will be made available for distribution.

Chair: Peter Aling'o, Office Head, ISS Nairobi

Speaker: Jakkie Cilliers, Executive Director, ISS


  • Dr Mustafa Y Ali, Secretary General, Global Network of Religions for Children and Director, Arigatou International
  • Dr Yolande Bouka, Researcher, Conflict Prevention and Analysis division, ISS Nairobi
This event is made possible with funding from The Hans Seidel Foundation. The ISS is also grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
Seminar Room
ISS Nairobi
Braeside Gardens
off Muthangari Road
Samira Yusuf
Phone: +254 20 300 5726
Jakkie Cilliers
Phone: +27 12 346 9500
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