The Sahel’s short-term future

The Sahel’s short-term future

Following the regime’s lethal gun attack on the 11 July peaceful demonstration, the way in which Mali’s political crisis develops will have serious implications for the entire West African and Sahelian regions. If President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) is forced to...
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...