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Radio, Social Media and Language as an Agent in Conflict: A Case Study of Dandal Kura Radio International in the Lake Chad Basin

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- Enablers

- Internet Or Digital Rights and Freedoms

Author(s): David Smith and Stephanie Wolters

Countering violent extremism (CVE) is one of the hottest topics in the development business. In the Lake Chad basin, CVE is about defeating Boko Haram. What gets less attention, however, is why groups such as Boko Haram exist. Without addressing the root cause of the problem, attempts to bring stability and, ultimately, progress to the region are likely to be in vain. There is a homegrown remedy that is as old as the first settlements that were established in the Sahel — dialogue. Dialogue is a tool that is now used for almost every peacekeeping operation in Africa. Radio remains the...


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West Africa,

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