The Outlook
ExxonMobil joins offshore Mauritanian oil rush

ExxonMobil joins offshore Mauritanian oil rush

On 4 December, it was confirmed that ExxonMobil had joined the rush for blocks in the wider MSGBC Basin — which includes Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Guinea-Conakry – and particularly the Senegal-Mauritania section which is one of the world’s most...
The Forecast: Mauritania 2018

The Forecast: Mauritania 2018

As 2018 swiftly approaches, Menas is launching annual forecasts to help clients plan for the year ahead. The Forecast is a new section in each of our publications, providing forward-looking analysis and assessments in these key areas: Domestic politics and policy...
Russia moves in on the Sahel

Russia moves in on the Sahel

An even bigger problem for France and its Western allies could conceivably be as Russia moves in on Mali. The prospect of Russian intervention in the Sahel was first raised in October 2016 (See France, the US, Germany, and Russia stake claims in western Sahara) when...
Chad’s President Déby visits President Macron

Chad’s President Déby visits President Macron

This is an excerpt from an article taken from our monthly Sahara Focus publication. Chad’s President Idriss Déby Itno paid a secret visit on 11 July to France’s President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée Palace. Journalists were only informed one hour before the meeting...