Hannah Armstrong Consulting Analyst, Sahel Dakar, Senegal Please submit all media inquiries to email@example.com or call +32 (0) 2 536 00 71 Crisis Group Role Hannah came to International Crisis Group in 2014 as a consultant for Algeria. She is now the Senior Sahel Consultant based in Dakar. Areas of Expertise North Africa Sahel Western Sahara Political Economy International Security Professional Background Hannah has worked across North Africa and the Sahel as a writer and researcher for various publications and organisations since 2006. She has held 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. Languages English (native) French (fluent) Arabic (conversant) In The News 4 Nov 2019 The main fault-line for conflict in the Mali-Niger border has shifted. A year ago, it was drawn between communities. Now it lies between militants loosely fighting under an IS banner and state forces. Twitter Hannah Armstrong Consulting Analyst, Sahel 5 Mar 2019 The army and intelligence services [in Algeria] are still important but not as an autonomous pole of power. Financial Times Hannah Armstrong Consulting Analyst, Sahel 1 Mar 2019 Protests in Algeria are not about rule by one man but a system. One that has empowered a business class with close links to the state while progressively stifling economic and political liberties and excluding an earnest, educated youth. Twitter Hannah Armstrong Consulting Analyst, Sahel 24 Jul 2018 Jihadist groups present since the 2012 crisis in Mali exploited local unrest and the weak presence of the state in northern Mali to launch cross-border attacks against the Nigerien army... Despite direct support from Chadian troops since 2015 and closer collaboration with the Nigerian army, Nigerien forces have been unable to fully secure the border with Nigeria from attacks, including some linked to the Islamic State. Voice of America Hannah Armstrong Consulting Analyst, Sahel Latest Updates Commentary / Middle East & North Africa 25 April 2018 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.