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Egypt trains Nigerians, other Africans on prevention of Islamic radicalisation, extremism

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The Cairo Centre for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) has concluded its third pilot training on preventing radicalisation and extremism leading to terrorism (PRELT) – Africa, in Cairo, Egypt, from March 27 to 31, 2017.

The training comes as part of the current United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project funded by the Government of Japan with the theme “Consolidating Peace, Security and Stability in Africa-2016.”

The training is the first of its kind in Africa to address the prevention of radicalisation as a community-based engagement, using traditional and Islamic inclusive narratives. The programme aims to equip local leaders and influencers with the necessary knowledge and skills to refute extremist interpretations of Islam, while propagating an alternative narrative of peace and co-existence within their local communities.

The training provides a unique approach through the inclusion of fundamental and straightforward explanations of the rules and ethics of war and peace in Islam.

A distinguished Azhari scholar delves into the foundations of peace narratives in Islam, while trainers, with in-depth expertise in Nigerian affairs, analyse the local context within which those narratives have an impact.


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