n African Security Review - Challenges in understanding terrorism in Africa : a human security perspective : features

Volume 17, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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An intelligent strategy based on the understanding of terrorism and related conditions conducive to the manifestation and threat of terrorism is essential to prevent and combat terrorism. Instead of a state-centric reactive approach, a proactive approach in addressing the underlying factors conducive to the spread of radicalisation is essential. This approach was particularly highlighted at the international level with the introduction with the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. The only challenge to African countries is to appreciate and implement these principles in an environment where the relationship between the state and its citizens is often in question.

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