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.
About Sahel Memo
Sahel MeMo Consulting has a core emphasis on providing timely information and in-depth analyses on current security, economic, and political dynamics in the Sahel, with special focus on limited-access areas of Mali, Niger, Chad, and Burkina Faso. Analyses are based on open-source and on-the-ground research conducted by researchers based in the region.
Mali: November 2016 Violence Related to AQIM, Ansar al-Din, MUJWA, and Islamic State Branch in the Sahel
By Rida Lyammouri January 31, 2017 November 2016 by the numbers: At least 28 attacks conducted by violent extremist organizations (VEOs) recorded in November 2016. However only 11 were officially claimed by jihadist groups. 6 claimed by Ansar al-Din through its media...read more
Mali: October 2016 Violence Related to AQIM, Ansar al-Din, MUJWA, and Islamic State Branch in the Sahel
There were at least 16 casualties and 21 injuries in violent attacks related to VEOs in Mali in October 2016. Out of 18 attacks MINUSMA forces were targeted 5 times, Malian Army 8 times, Barkhane forces 3 times, 1 civilian vehicle [ambulance at Malian Army...read more
By Rida Lyammouri October 10th, 2016 "The whole population of Niger is at shock after Tazalit attack," said Malian refugee in Niger. Malians fled Mali to find safety in Niger, but it's challenging for a country with no resources and capabilities, and facing violence...read more
October 5th, 2016 By Rida Lyammouri This report, however, includes unseen images and screenshots of Macina brigade high quality video after Nampala attack. For the first time Sahel MeMo is providing pictures of Macina fighters and important amount of weapons seized...read more
By Rida Lyammouri October 4th, 2016 Violence by violent extremist organizations (VEOs) continued in September 2016 and Ansar al-Din remained the most active in Mali. Most of the attacks conducted in northern and central Mali were claimed by the group through its media...read more
Rida Lyammouri September 27, 2016 There are still no news and more questions asked than answers one week after the kidnapping of two Italians and one Canadian in southwest Libya. Italian government was first to confirm the abduction of two of its citizens while...read more
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