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Economic hardship fuels Islamism in sub-Saharan Africa

Economic hardship fuels Islamism in sub-Saharan Africa

Nairobi, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) If at one time religious belief swelled Islamist groups in sub-Saharan Africa, the current motivation is economic aspirations, says a UN report released here today.

The countries south of the Sahara, likewise, are the epicenter of violent Islamism due to the increase in recruits, says the report by the United Nations Agency for International Development (UNDP).

The text states that there is a 57 percent decrease of those who adopt the Islamist cause, that is, the imposition of Islam by force for confessional reasons, but in contrast, a 92 percent increase of those who seek to improve their economic situation.

The changes occurred in the last five years, the study says, particularly after the outbreak in Africa of the Covid-19 epidemic and its aftermath of inflation, as well as the effects of climate change manifested in long droughts, floods due to biblical downpours and locust invasions.

The tragedies generated by the 4,155 Islamist attacks and attacks recorded in 2017 amounted to 18,417 deaths, most of them in tormented Somalia, where the Al Shabab (Youth, in Arabic) movement is rampant. ef/abo/mem/msl

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