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Hannah Armstrong

Analyst, West Africa
Dakar, Senegal

Crisis Group Role

Hannah came to International Crisis Group in 2014 as a consultant for Algeria. She is now the Sahel Analyst based in Dakar.

Areas of Expertise

  • North Africa
  • Sahel
  • Western Sahara
  • Political Economy
  • International Security

Professional Background

Sarah has worked across North Africa and the Sahel as a writer and researcher for various publications and organisations since 2006. She holds fellowships from the Institute of Current World Affairs and the Fulbright Program and has a master's in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies.


  • English (native)
  • French (fluent)
  • Arabic (conversant) 


Latest Updates

The Youth Movement in Sahrawi Refugee Camps

Refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, have long been run by the Polisario movement, which seeks an independent state in Western Sahara, also claimed by Morocco. But a new generation of Sahrawi refugees is growing fractious as aid dwindles and diplomatic efforts fail to deliver a settlement.