Afro-European partnership for countering insurgency and counter-terrorism in Africa

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Ajiola, F.O
Lawal, O.T
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Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
This chapter examines the partnership and other efforts of the European Union (EU) in countering terrorism and insurgency in Africa. It discusses terrorism and insurgency and identifies the driving force behind its spread. The 21st century has witnessed the proliferation of Islamic terrorism across the world. The terrorist organisations such as the Islamic State in Syria (ISIS), Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab, Boko-Haram and other emerging Islamic fundamentalists across the globe are a threat to world peace and security. Terrorism as a concept is overly complicated because individuals or groups conventionally perceived as terrorists did not see themselves as such. Terrorism and insurgency can hardly be separated from one another because they both represent violent struggles; however, the central area of departure is that the insurgent groups are usually open to dialogue and are not faceless like the terrorist groups. The EU contributed tremendously to countering terrorism and insurgency effort in Africa.
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Insurgency , countering insurgency , counter-terrorism , Terrorism , Socioeconomic crisis , Poverty and crime , Afro-European partnership , Africa , Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::History and philosophy subjects
Ajiola, F.O & Lawal, O.T. (2021). Afro-European partnership for countering insurgency and counter-terrorism in Africa, In Tar, U.A, (ed) '' The Routledge Handbook on Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency in Africa'', London & New York: Routledge, pp218-229.