Save for one arrest of a Chadian in Morocco in connection with an ISIS plot in 2016, no migrants from sub-Saharan Africa have been implicated in terrorism in Algeria or Morocco. Both countries now host thousands of sub-Saharan African migrants for growing periods of time. However, the new immigrants live in poor socio-economic conditions and face discrimination – both of which are well known risk factors for terrorism.
The seminar will discuss the migration policies of Algeria and Morocco and the need for approaches that promote social and economic inclusion, not least to avoid the emergence of violent extremism.
Chair: Omar Mahmood, Researcher, ISS Addis Ababa
Tsion Tadesse Abebe, Senior Researcher, Migration Programme, ISS Addis Ababa
Embassy of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria in Addis Ababa (TBC)
Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Addis Ababa (TBC)