UN: Poverty, deprivation drive young Africans to violent extremism

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A dangerous mix of deprivation, marginalisation and weak governance are driving young Africans to violent extremism, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said on Thursday. nike internationalist damskie Fjällräven Kånken Väska According to UN researchers almost 500 young Africans who voluntarily joined extremist organisations, including al-Shabaab and Boko Haram joined as a result of perceived state violence. Canotte Chicago Bulls Alfred Morris Redskins Jerseys They also discovered that the abuse of power was often the final tipping point for the decision to join an extremist group. Saint Joseph’s Hawks Recruits were often frustrated, neglected since childhood with few economic prospects and little opportunity for meaningful civil participation, according to the study. New Balance 577 hombre More than 70 per cent of recruits said some form of government action including the killing or arrest of a family member or friend caused them to join an extremist group. Darian Thompson Nike Premier homme “Africa’s vulnerability to violent extremism is deepening,” said UNDP Africa director Abdoulaye Mar Dieye. Canotte Miami Heat AIR MAX 2017 “More than half the population lives below the poverty line, including many chronically under-employed youth. Nike Air Force 1 Haut

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