Institute for Security Studies says countering violent extremism in West and Central Africa lacks long term funding
Scores of projects aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism in West and Central Africa are doing important work in tough conditions, but lack long-term funding and hard evidence of how best to confront terrorism. These are the findings of a research by the Institute for Security Studies. Researchers from the institute surveyed 133 projects in Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger. The projects operate in some of the world's most challenging areas, rife with poverty and insecurity, and where weak or corrupt governments have failed to deliver basic services. More from Isel Van Zyl, ISS Researcher and co-author of the report..