Tri-Continental Partnership Series: Political Violence, Regional Conflicts and the Threat to Democracy: Reflections from Nigeria, Ethiopia and South Africa

This session, hosted by the University of the Western Cape, will explore the regional conflicts in Ethiopia and its destabilizing impact on the countries in the Horn of Africa. Boko Haram is involved in an armed conflict with the Nigerian government, including its tactic of the kidnapping of young girls for political leverage. This session will also explore threats to democracy in South Africa, and will offer critical insights into the manner in which extremism and regional conflict affect children's rights, human rights and democracy.


  • Umang Maria Assim, Dullah Omar Institute
  • Namhla Matshanda, Political Science
  • Keith Gottschalk, Political Science

This is the second event in the three-part Tri-Continental Partnership Series on Domestic Extremism and the Threat to Democracy.

The Tri-Continental Partnership is a trilateral agreement between the University of Missouri System, University of the Western Cape in South Africa and Ghent University in Belgium.

Thursday, April 8 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm


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