How is terrorism affecting Africa's conflict trends? 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: Ottilia Maunganidze, Senior Researcher, Office of the Managing Director, ISS
Speaker: Jakkie Cilliers, Executive Director, ISS