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CIAO DATE: 09/2014

Tackling terror in Africa: what local roles for insurgency groups?

Jean-Christophe Hoste

July 2014

EGMONT – The Royal Institute for International Relations


This Africa Policy Brief is based on the recently published book « Time for a new approach on terror in Africa? » In line with the conclusions of the book, this policy brief wants to tackle dominant perspectives on insurgency groups in Africa. It argues for a more nuanced understanding of these groups, which also looks into their roles in local societies.