In Djibouti, Assistant Secretary Robinson will visit the East Africa Countering Violent Extremism Center of Excellence and Counter-Messaging Hub, which is an important forum for CVE analysis and research efforts in the region. In Somalia, he will focus on regional extremist actors affecting the Horn of Africa. In the Central African Republic, he will examine efforts by the local government and international actors to mitigate the risk of atrocities and to implement a complex demobilization and reintegration plan. Ending in Uganda, he will examine best practices from the civil-military approach to countering the Lord’s Resistance Army, one of CSO’s longest missions in Africa.
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