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Cynthia Ohayon

Former Analyst, West Africa
Dakar, Senegal

Crisis Group Role

Based in Dakar, Crisis Group's West Africa office, Cynthia conducts fieldwork in Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire and writes reports, briefings and other materials analysing the political and social situation and making recommendations to prevent and resolve crises. Cynthia first joined Crisis Group in September 2011 as the assistant editor based in Brussels, and permanently relocated to the Dakar office in October 2013.

Areas of Expertise

  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Burkina Faso

Languages

  • French (native)
  • English (fluent)

In The News

20 Jun 2017
There is a strong sense [in Burkina Faso] that the state has never really done much for the north. [...] Strengthening its military presence isn’t enough – they need to establish trust. Bloomberg

Cynthia Ohayon

Former Analyst, West Africa
3 May 2017
The new rulers [in Burkina Faso] want to use justice when it serves them but they don't want to sink their own ship. Reuters

Cynthia Ohayon

Former Analyst, West Africa
27 Apr 2017
Justice is important for the Burkinabe, and the lack of justice and impunity is one of the reasons people rose against [Burkina Faso's President] Compaore. World Politics Review

Cynthia Ohayon

Former Analyst, West Africa

Latest Updates

Interview / Africa

Le Burkina doit trouver sa voie entre besoin de justice et réconciliation

Le Burkina Faso, où des soldats du Régiment de Sécurité Présidentielle (RSP) refusent toujours de désarmer malgré l'échec de leur coup d'Etat, doit, pour sortir durablement de la crise, "trouver sa voie médiane" entre besoins de "justice" et de "réconciliation", estime Cynthia Ohayon, experte de l'ONG International Crisis Group, basée à Dakar.

Originally published in AFP