Vigilante Groups and Counterinsurgencies in Africa

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Episode Guests
  • John Campbell
    Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies

Show Notes

In this episode of Africa in Transition, John Campbell speaks with Ned Dalby, a senior research analyst with International Crisis Group and lead contributor to the new report Double-Edged Sword: Vigilantes in African CounterinsurgenciesWe discuss the origin, operation, and demobilization of these groups, their role in counterinsurgency, and ultimately, what makes the reliance on vigilante groups by the government successful in some cases and not in others.

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