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Monitoring of Regional Stability in the Sahel Region and in West Africa
Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal

by Julia Dufour, researcher-stagiaire at GRIP

2 April 2012


This quarterly monitoring is part of a 3 years project (2011-2013) on “Improving human security, conflict prevention and strengthening the rule of law in eight countries in West and Central Africa” funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

It aims to monitor the security situation in West Africa with a focus on Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger and Senegal, and other countries of the region depending on the news (Nigeria for this trimester notably). It examines in particular issues related to regional tensions, terrorism and cross-border trafficking, production and transfer of arms and cooperation mechanisms in the fight against terrorism and transnational organized crime.

Key words : West Africa, Sahel, armed groups, terrorism, cross-border trafficking, elections, piracy.
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