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“How CCCPA is using Islamic Shariah to prevent violent extremism in Africa”

CCCPA's director general Ashraf Swalem

Ashraf Swelam is director general of the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA). Here, he speaks about the Centre’s Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism Leading to Terrorism (PRELT) project in Nigeria and Somalia     CCCPA uses Islamic Shariah to provide alternative narrative to the narratives of terrorists groups

Nigeria, Chad seek $50 billion to recharge shrinking Lake Chad

A fisherman fishing on Lake Chad Source: World Bank

  Nigeria and Republic of Chad have called on the African Union, AU, and international donors to assist in raising $50 billion dollars for recharging of drying Lake Chad. Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, said the two countries made the call at the Summit of the Heads of State and Government

Health budgets and realization of the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa  

Participants at the CISLAC-PACFaH media dissemination of the health budget analysis, shortly after the event

  Stakeholders believe attaining the 15% benchmark budgetary allocation for healthcare by governments in Africa is crucial to achieving adequate and sustainable healthcare delivery and the realization of the third sustainable development goal on the continent By Adam Alqali The third UN sustainable development goal seeks to ensure “healthy lives and promote


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