Interpreting Group Tactics and the Role of the Government’s Response in the Crisis in Cabo Delgado: Lessons for Combatting Violent Extremism in Africa

March, 2020
IDA document: D-13155
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Intelligence Analyses Division , Global Dynamics and Intelligence Division
Dorina A. Bekoe, Stephanie M. Burchard, Sarah A. Daly, Austin C. Swift See more authors
This report describes the violent extremist threat in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado and compares it with the conflict in Burkina Faso. By analyzing the similarities and differences between these two conflicts, we were able to draw out lessons from the patterns and distinctions among these countries and about the circumstances that allow violent extremism to emerge and spread.