Abstract

While poverty is not the root cause of terrorism, it is one of a myriad of factors that contributes to the progression of terrorism in sub-Saharan Africa, especially domestic terrorism. Poverty has contributed to an environment that has enabled terrorist organizations to draw support. Supporting poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa is the right thing to do for a number of reasons, regardless of its minimal benefits in the fight against terrorism.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2471-8831
Print ISSN
1526-0054
Pages
pp. 16-22
Launched on MUSE
2016-09-29
Open Access
No
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