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.
Violent extremist organizations (VEOs) operating in Mali remained active and operational in Mali throughout the month of July, especially Ansar al-Din. Attacks conducted in Mali were mainly carried by Ansar al-Din, targeting mostly the Multidimensional Integrated...read more
On July 5th, 2016, the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) or better known as Boko Haram, released a 14mn video titled: the Battle of Bosso. Exactly a month ago on June 3th ISWAP militants conducted one of the deadliest attacks on Nigerien forces military...read more
Violent extremist organizations (VEOs) operating in Mali remained aggressive in June and deadly throughout northern and central Mali, especially Ansar al-Din. VEOs operational in Mali include Ansar al-Din, the Macina Liberation Front (MLF) or Ansar al-Din southern...read more
By Rida Lyammouri June 20th, 2016 On June 19th a new armed group emerged in central Mali, Alliance Nationale pour la Souvegarde de l'Identité Peule et la Restauration de la Justice (ANSIPRJ), roughly translated to the National Alliance for the Protection of Fulani...read more
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
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