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April 16, 2021

"As East Africa struggles to recover from the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic, the region is also fighting extremism, crime and corruption. In this mix is illicit trade that is increasingly rising as the principal financier of extremism, criminal...

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April 15, 2021

"A new report on East Africa’s war against extremism, crime, corruption and related illicit trade has pinned Rwandan dissident Tribert Ayabatwa Rujugiro on illicit trade and terrorism financing. The report obtained Thursday from the Counter Extremism...

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April 15, 2021

"A new report on East Africa’s war against extremism, crime, corruption and related illicit trade has pinned Rwandan dissident Tribert Ayabatwa Rujugiro on illicit trade and terrorism financing. The report obtained Thursday from the Counter Extremism...

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April 15, 2021

"The report, released this month by Counter Extremism Project, entitled, ‘An Unholy Alliance: Links between Extremism and Illicit Trade in East Africa’ says that regional stability is increasingly threatened by the continued existence of illicit...

Extremism News Roundup

April 15, 2021

Eye on Extremism: April 15, 2021

“Suspected Islamists attacked the northeast Nigerian border town of Damasak, killing at least eight people and causing hundreds to flee to neighbouring Niger, local officials and a resident said on Wednesday. No group claimed responsibility but...

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April 14, 2021

"Kacper Rekawek, a Slovakia-based researcher at the nonprofit Counter Extremism Project, said Slotkin’s list is the type of list someone searching for far-right extremist groups on Google might draw up. 'The effort of Rep. Slotkin is commendable...

CounterPoint Blog

Don’t Designate Azov.

Last year, I was involved in Counter Extremism Project’s research effort on the transnational connectivity of violent right wing extremism and terrorism. One of the recommendations the work produced was the need for terrorism designations of violent...

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April 14, 2021

U.S. Lawmaker Urges State Department To Consider Foreign Terrorist Designations For Overseas White Supremacist Groups

Last week, Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) urged U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to combat the rise of domestic extremist activity by designating more than a dozen white supremacist groups abroad as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs)...

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April 14, 2021

CEP Senior Director Hans-Jakob Schindler and CEP Senior Advisor Alexander Ritzmann write: "Since 2014, a new leaderless, transnational, apocalyptic-minded, violence-oriented right-wing extremist and terrorist movement (GRXT) has emerged, which is...

Extremism News Roundup

April 14, 2021

Eye on Extremism: April 14, 2021

“Twelve alleged far-right conspirators went on trial in Germany on Tuesday, suspected of planning attacks on politicians, asylum seekers and Muslims as part of a plot to overthrow the country’s democracy. Eleven of the men, arrested in February last...

Daily Dose

Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

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On May 8, 2019, Taliban insurgents detonated an explosive-laden vehicle and then broke into American NGO Counterpart International’s offices in Kabul. At least seven people were killed and 24 were injured.

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