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April 6, 2021

CEP Book Discussion: Black Flags of the Caribbean – How Trinidad Became an ISIS Hotspot

On Wednesday, March 31, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) hosted a webinar and book discussion with Dr. Simon Cottee, senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Kent. Dr. Cottee discussed his recent publication Black Flags of the Caribbean...

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April 5, 2021

"'Illicit trade is the lifeblood which sustains extremist groups operating in East Africa,' wrote Sir Ivor Roberts, a former British ambassador to Yugoslavia, Ireland and Italy, in a report for the Counter Extremism Project."

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April 4, 2021

CEP report referenced: "Le rapport de Sir Roberts s’intitule ; « Une Alliance impie : les liens entre l’extrémisme et le trafic illégal en Afrique de l’Est ». Ce rapport a été produit pour l’ONG Projet Contre l’Extrémisme."

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April 4, 2021

CEP Senior Advisor Sir Ivor Roberts discussed findings of his new report, "An Unholy Alliance: Links Between Extremism and Illicit Trade in East Africa". Interview begins at 25:40.

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April 4, 2021

CEP report referenced: "A new report that connects the unholy alliance between illicit trade and extremism has asked East African nations to uproot illicit trade networks, to free up the resources needed to fight the crime."

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April 2, 2021

"Mount Salloum and Mount Mghila have been noted as gathering places for extremists, according to the Counter Extremism Project, and multiple travel advisories recommend avoiding these areas."

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April 2, 2021

"Published by the Counter Extremism Project, 'An Unholy Alliance: Links Between Extremism and Illicit Trade in East Africa' appears barely a week after the militant group burst onto international headlines with their brutal attack on the northern...

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April 1, 2021

Eye on Extremism: April 1, 2021

“Gunmen killed 30 civilians in an attack on a village in the west of the Ethiopian region of Oromiya, witnesses said on Wednesday, the latest outbreak of ethnic violence to challenge the federal government in the fractious nation. Ethiopia, Africa’s...

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April 1, 2021

"On 29 March, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) published a new report – An Unholy Alliance: Links Between Extremism and Illicit Trade in East Africa. It says that East Africa is being critically undermined by illicit trade. Terror groups such as...

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April 1, 2021

"The latest report by the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) shows that illicit trade is the fuel driving some of the deadliest terror organizations operating in the East African region."

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On April 18, 2016, a bomb exploded on board a Jerusalem bus, wounding 21 people in an attack later claimed by Hamas. On April 20, a 19-year-old Palestinian man wounded in the explosion died from his wounds. 

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