Tailored Analysis

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.

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In-person Briefings

In understanding that each client has specific, unique needs, Sahel MeMo is able to provide in-person and telephonic support to clients.

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Multiclient Reports

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.

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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.

Recent News

My Thoughts on Alleged AQIM Men Defected to IS in S. Libya!

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...

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Summary of 31 March 2016 Boko Haram Video

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,...

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March 2016 AQIM and Related Security Incidents in Mali

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...

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Libya as a Source of Weapons to Mali Through Northeast Niger

By Rida Lyammouri March 18th, 2016  Important: This post provides information about weapons, drugs, and other illicit trafficking seizures in Northeastern Niger between September 2014 and May 2015. Please note that information provided is taken directly from a recent...

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February 2016 AQIM and Security Related Violence in Mali

By Rida Lyammouri March 1st, 2016 Violent extremist organizations (VEOs) operating in Mali include al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), al-Murabitun, the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJWA), the Macina Liberation Front (MLF), and Ansar al-Din. Below...

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