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Regional Workshop for Religious Leaders for Nouakchott Process Countries

CAERT-UFL Workshop

Wednesday December 11th, 2017: The African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT) organized, in collaboration with the Fusion and Liaison Unit (UFL-in its French acronym) and the Sahel League of Ulemas, Scholars, preachers and Imams, a Regional Workshop for Religious Leaders for Nouakchott Process Countries to review the teaching of religion in schools in order to avert the situation of youth radicalization to violent extremism which derives from the preaching of Radical interpretation of religion by Violent Extremist Groups.

The workshop therefore focuses on the skills and capacities required by religious leaders in order to play a meaningful role in the AU counter-radicalization efforts in the Sahel Region with particular reference to religious education in schools.

The opening ceremony was chaired by H.E. Ben Naoum of the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the support of the AU Special Representative for Counter-Terrorism Cooperation and Director of the ACSRT, Larry Gbevlo-Lartey Esq., UFL Coordinator, Mrs. Zainab Kotoko and the President and the Secretary General of the Sahel League of Ulemas, Scholars, Preachers and Imams, Cheikh Ahmed Murtala and Dr. Belmehdi Youcef, respectively.

ACSRT and UFL, in their multi stake-holder, community based Human Security approach to countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization, seek to engage, inform, prepare and cooperate with identifiable credible voices in Sahelo-Sahara communities, in order to project alternative narratives and counter messages to the radical and extremist advocacy of the Violent Extremist groups in the sub-region.

Ligue des Oulémas et des prédicateurs du Sahel: Un don de près de 25.000 ouvrages au profit des réfugiés sahraouis

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ALGER- 29 November 2017: La Ligue des Oulémas et des prédicateurs du Sahel, a remis mercredi un don de près de 25.000 ouvrages de différentes spécialités au profit des réfugiés sahraouis pour enrichir les bibliothèques et les centres culturels dans les camps et permettre aux réfugiés d’accéder à la culture et à l’enseignement.

ACSRT RECEIVES THE 2017 OPCW–THE HAGUE AWARD

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“The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Counter-Terrorism Cooperation/Director of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT) Algiers, Algeria, acknowledges with profound gratitude, the announcement by the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), H.E. Ahmet Üzümcü, at The Hague, Netherlands, the decision of the OPCW-The Hague Award Committee to honour the ACSRT as a joint recipient of the 2017 OPCW–The Hague Award.

The ACSRT as a structure of the AUC feels highly honoured and encouraged by the award.”

https://www.opcw.org/news/article/winners-of-2017-opcw-the-hague-award-announced
OPCW The Hague Awards Winners Interview

Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pays a courtesy visit to the ACSRT

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26 November 2017: A Delegation from Poland headed by H.E Witold Waszczykowski, Minister of Foreign Affairs, paid a courtesy visit to the ACSRT during their visit to Algeria. As Poland will be of the UN Security Council for the period 2018-2019, it is interested to understand better, among other security challenges, the threat of terrorism and violent extremism and how it impacts Africa and the rest of the whole world. In this regard, the discussion focused on the threat, the challenges faced by AU Member States and areas of cooperation and assistance that could be provided by Poland in the framework of its continued international efforts to counter terrorism and violent extremism.