The Death of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara’s Leader: An Opportunity for Dialogue?
The Death of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara’s Leader: An Opportunity for Dialogue?
Global Warning: How Climate Change Drives Risks of Conflict (Online Event, 16th November 2021)
Global Warning: How Climate Change Drives Risks of Conflict (Online Event, 16th November 2021)
A screenshot of Abou Walid Al Sahraoui speaking in photograph from an undated propaganda aired by France24 television.
Q&A / Africa

The Death of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara’s Leader: An Opportunity for Dialogue?

French authorities have announced the death of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui, founder of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara. In this Q&A, Crisis Group experts Ibrahim Yahaya Ibrahim and Jean-Hervé Jezequel explain how his demise could open space for dialogue among militants and Sahelian governments.