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.
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
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