The Liptako-Gourma Region: A Six Month Outlook


    The Liptako-Gourma is a region shared among Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger. High levels of violence and a weak state presence characterise the area. Two main events catalysed this crisis. First, the international affirmation of the Groupe Salafiste pour la Prédication et le Combat (GSPC) in the early 2000s. Second, the induced fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s dictatorship in 2011.

    Because of Gaddafi’s fall, the region has exponentially drowned in instability, starting from a 2012 insurgency in Northern Mali. This has caused heavy bloodshed, political destabilisation and mass displacement while impeding the tackling of the other dimensions of the multifaceted crisis. The potential establishment of a jihadist safe-haven and growing Russian interferences render the region’s security a global priority.

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    Samuele Minelli Zuffa
    Samuele Minelli Zuffa
    Samuele is an Italian international security and intelligence analyst. His main area of interest is Sub-Saharan Africa, where he focuses on climate-conflict nexus, asymmetric warfare untraditional security threats. He complements traditional research methods with Satellite Imagery and GIS investigation.

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