Sahel

Jihadist Groups In The Sahel Region Formalize Merger

Leading figures gathered for the announcement of the merger into Jama’at Nusrat ul-Islam wal-Muslimin (screen capture from the video released by al-Zaleqa Foundation for Media Productions)   By Héni Nsaibia In the midst of a faltering peace process in Mali that are characterized by quarrels and cleavages...

Niger: Attack against the Tazalite refugee camp (Analysis)

On October 6, around 14h00 local time (13h00 GMT), unidentified gunmen aboard light trucks and possibly motorcycles attacked the refugee camp of Tazalite in the Department of Tassara, Tahoua Region. The camp is inhabited by around 900 families numbering a total of approximately 4.000 Malian...

What do we know about the Splendid Hotel attackers?

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb released its first detailed statement claiming the attack against Splendid Hotel and Cafe Cappuccino in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, an attack which involved a mass shooting and hostage taking that resulted in 28 people dead (18 different nationalities), +56 wounded and 4...