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Violent extremism costs African countries $97 billion each year

A report from UNDP and the Institute for Economics and Peace looks at the economic costs of violent extremism in Africa and provides leads for a development approach in the current context of…  


COVID-19 is an opportunity for innovation and increased solidarity in Africa

Jointly released by the African Union and UNDP, a new report examines the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on governance, peace and security in the Horn of Africa.  


Measuring the economic impact of violent extremism in Africa

The report looks at the economic cost of violent extremism focusing on 18 African countries. It examines the impacts of attacks on infrastructure and physical damage, formal and informal economies as…  


Countering Terrorism and Extremism in Africa

Statement by M. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, UN Assistant Secretary General and Special Adviser to the UNDP Administrator  


Government of Germany signed agreement with UNDP, commits over ten million euros towards the stabilization of Lake Chad Basin

The Government of Germany has committed €10,100,000.00 towards strengthening stabilization interventions in targeted communities affected by the decade-long Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad…  


Let’s focus on the opportunities in the Sahel to help address the challenges - Says UNDP Regional Director for Africa

Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa, UNDP Africa Director noted that the crisis in the Sahel region can be effectively tackled if focus is put on the region’s opportunities.  


UNDP Launches Regional Stabilization Facility for Lake Chad

The Facility will be implemented with a planned budget of $100 million for the first phase across the four countries, which have expressed their continued strong commitment to leading necessary…  


2nd Lake Chad Basin Governors Forum in Niamey to assess cooperation and firm up plans for the region’s stabilization

The Lake Chad Basin Governors’ Forum for Regional Cooperation on Stabilization, Peacebuilding and Sustainable Development will hold its second gathering in Niamey, Niger, from 16 to 18 July 2019.  



Social Media in Africa

This study explores social media use and online radicalisation in Africa  

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