24.1 C
Thursday, June 20, 2024
HomeNewsInternational NewsTanzania, Mozambique launch deradicalisation counterterrorism programmes

Tanzania, Mozambique launch deradicalisation counterterrorism programmes


(Al Jazeera) – Eastern African neighbours Tanzania and Mozambique, which have been carrying out joint counterinsurgency operations along their shared border, are now organising deradicalisation programmes using education and other means.

Authorities in both countries say armed groups like ISIL (ISIS), responsible for killing hundreds of people and displacing thousands of others, are using religion and the vulnerabilities of youth to radicalise them.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Nicodemus Katembo, the acting police chief of the southern Mtwara region in Tanzania, said the initiative is aimed at sensitising the population about the “dangers of terrorism”.

“We work closely with our friends in Mozambique to ensure that our young people are sufficiently educated to reject evil,” said Katembo.


Most Popular

Contact a Program
If you are interested in a program or advertising, send us a message.
Send Message
Signup for our Newsletter
We'll only be in touch when we've something exciting to share.
We never share your details
No thanks