A screenshot of Abou Walid Al Sahraoui speaking in photograph from an undated propaganda aired by France24 television. Q&A / Africa 19 October 2021 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. Share Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Whatsapp Save Print Also available in Français Français English Related Tags Sahel Contributors More for you Report / Sahel Containing Militancy in West Africa’s Park W Also available in Also available in Français Podcast / Sahel Coup in Burkina, Russia in Mali and a New Chapter in the Sahel?