Jihadists threaten the Gulf of Guinea

Jihadists threaten the Gulf of Guinea

Jihadist groups are increasingly threatening the Gulf of Guinea (source: Bloomberg) Counter-terrorist operations continue to grip much of the Sahel, namely Mali, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso. But jihadist groups are now beginning to move southwards and gain ground in...
Sahel Podcast

Sahel Podcast

Jeremy Keenan, Menas’ Sahel expert, recently spoke at the ISOA-SCEG Stabilization and Security Conference on the political and security risks in the Sahel. From Mauritania to Sudan, Algeria to Burkina Faso, the vast Sahel covers an area that is almost as large...
The dismantling of Bouteflikism

The dismantling of Bouteflikism

Army Chief of Staff General Ahmed Gaïd Salah’s moves against opposition political parties in will only inflame the tensions between the army and the large scale weekly demonstrations The move to arrest former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s powerful younger...
South Africans head to the polls

South Africans head to the polls

South Africans will head to the polls on 8 May to vote in the national and provincial elections South Africans will head to the polls next week to vote during the national and provincial elections, all amid a context of increased political uncertainty for the ruling...