Charles Villa-Vicencio

Charles Villa-Vicencio is a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town, and a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University in Washington DC in the northern fall semester. His present work is largely in the area of transitional justice. He has worked in several African countries, as well as in the Spanish Basque situation, Sri Lanka, Peru and Colombia.

What Lies Behind the Rise of Jihadist Movements in Africa?

The failure of African states to adequately address their differences has provided the fertile ground on which rebel groups now prosper. Africa arguably faces the biggest threat to political stability since the collapse of colonialism in the mid-20th century. The threat comes from the proliferation of militant Islamist groups in parts of the continent. These groups, which strike at the heart... Continue Reading

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