Sahel MeMo wants save clients both time and resources. Sahel MeMo will regularly publish invaluable and timely short analysis that can be accessed at any time. Concise analysis is paramount to Sahel MeMo’s mission. Clients should have easy and understandable access to information surrounding regional topics of interest. Sahel MeMo recognizes the need for clients to stay informed while digesting open-source reporting, which is time consuming to compile and organize. Sahel MeMo reports include monthly incident tracking, quick response analysis about an event, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and updated assessments about conditions in the region.
By Rida Lyammouri June 11, 2015 There are no words to describe what people displaced because of violence related to Boko Haram in SE Niger are going through. This humanitarian tragedy is caused by a group that claims to represent and defend Muslims in Nigeria and...read more
By Rida Lyammouri June 9th, 2016 Note: Information is taken mostly from an article published by Le Monde, French newspaper. I summarized the article her for non-French speaking observers and for more exposure to assist audience interested in the issue have clear image...read more
By Rida Lyammouri June 4th, 2016 (updated June 10th) Consequences of recent increased violence in Diffa region by Boko Haram militants: Until May 2016 many villages, including Bosso, were considered safe places to many refugees that fled violence in NE Nigeria, N....read more
By Rida Lyammouri June 1st, 2016 Violent extremist organizations (VEOs) operating in Mali remained in May aggressive and deadly throughout northern and central Mali. VEOs operational in Mali include Ansar al-Din, the Macina Liberation Front (MLF) or Ansar al-Din...read more
By Rida Lyammouri, May 31st, 2016 Here is what we know so far about Gao attack. Tuesday night the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization in Mali (MINUSMA) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) were targeted in Gao by almost simultaneous attacks. First...read more
By Rida Lyammouri May 20th, 2016 After rising to prominence in early 2015 the Macina Liberation Front (MLF) became popular for executing civilians suspected to have collaborated with the Malian forces. The MLF also repeatedly targeted Malian forces in central and...read more
By Rida Lyammouri May 18th, 2016 In less than a year Burkina Faso experienced attacks by different extremist groups, including al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the Macina Liberation Front (MLF) or Ansar al-Din south, and al-Murabitun of Adnan Abu Walid...read more
By Rida Lyammouri May 17th, 2016 13 years after Casablanca attacks, Moroccan authorities did a tremendous job keeping violence off the country and its people and visitors safe, so thank you! On May 13, 2016 Moroccan authorities dismantled a jihadist cell in Tangier...read more
By Rida Lyammouri May 7th, 2015 Al-Jazeera Arabic reported on 04 May 2016 to have received an audio recording from so called Islamic State in Grand Sahara. Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui, leader of the group and who pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in May 2015,...read more
By Rida Lyammouri May 1st, 2016 Background: Violent extremist organizations (VEOs) operating in Mali remain determined to disrupt efforts by Malian government and its partners to stabilize the country. VEOs currently operational in Mali include Ansar al-Din, the...read more
By Omar. S.Mahmood April 27th, 2016 On April 1st, Nigerian security forces in the central state of Kogi arrested Khalid al-Barnawi, a prominent jihadist figure and presumed leader of the Boko Haram offshoot Ansaru. Despite uncertainty regarding his recent status,...read more
By Rida Lyammouri April 20th, 2016 Reportedly, they were four staff members of the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) initially kidnapped, and one was released and three currently remain in the hands of Ansar al-Din. Ansar al-Din reportedly claimed...read more
By Rida Lyammouri April 17th, 2016 On 10 April 2016 an article quoting Algerian security sources claimed members of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) joined the so-called Islamic State (IS) in south Libya. Security investigators indicated that this was a result...read more
By Rida Lyammouri April 1, 2016 Boko Haram, the so-called Islamic State branch in west Africa, released a new video on 31 March 2016. This video came after Abubakar Shekau released a video where he appeared weak and defeated. In last week video, unlike previous ones,...read more
By Rida Lyammouri April 1st, 2016 Summary Violent extremist organizations (VEOs) operating in Mali remain determined to disrupt efforts by Malian government and its partners to stabilize the country. VEOs currently operational in Mali include Ansar al-Din, the Macina...read more
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