African governments' actions push people into extremism, study finds

State action against terrorism may paradoxically prompt many to join groups such as Boko Haram and al-Shabaab

Hundreds of violent extremists in Africa have told researchers that government action aimed at countering terrorism and insurgency across the continent was the “tipping point” for their decision to join an extremist group.

The finding, in a United Nations study published on Thursday which is one of the largest of its kind, is likely to prompt controversy.

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Source: 08 The Guardian

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