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...
US troops depart the Sahel as terrorism rises

US troops depart the Sahel as terrorism rises

US troop withdrawal from the Sahel concerns some local stakeholders. However, the US’ drone strategy is expanding in the region There is widespread anxiety about the withdrawal of US troops amongst many of the local military commanders in the Sahel. It comes at...