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Hans De Marie Heungoup

Senior Analyst, Central Africa
Nairobi, Kenya

Crisis Group Role

Hans De Marie Heungoup joined Crisis Group in November 2013 as Cameroon Analyst. He is currently Central Africa Senior Analyst, responsible for conducting field research and providing analysis on the prevailing security, governance and political issues in the sub-region, especially Cameroon and Central African Republic. He is also responsible for proposing policy initiatives for governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental stakeholders to address and resolve sources of conflict.

Areas of Expertise

  • Defence and security
  • Political sociology
  • Cameroon, Central African Republic
  • Boko Haram and the Lake Chad Basin

Professional Background

Before joining Crisis Group, Hans was a Researcher at Paul Ango Ela Foundation of geopolitics in Central Africa (2011-­2013) and a consultant at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (2013). He has a BA in Law and Political Science, an MA in Governance and Public Policy from the Catholic University of Central Africa and a Certificate in International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris.

Languages

  • French (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • German (beginner)
  • Swahili (beginner)

Select Publications

Hans is the author of Le BIR, la GP et le pouvoir au Cameroun, (Berlin) Éditions Universitaires Européennes, September 2011.

 

In The News

26 Jan 2021
One could now say that the government [of the Central African Republic] is no longer on the back foot or the defensive position and has launched an offensive [against the rebels]. Financial Times

Hans De Marie Heungoup

Senior Analyst, Central Africa
25 Jan 2021
[The blockade of Bangui in the Central African Republic was] a deliberate tactic to strangle the capital economically, to force the government to the negotiating table. The Guardian

Hans De Marie Heungoup

Senior Analyst, Central Africa
19 Jan 2021
Au lieu de réconcilier les Centrafricains, les élections présidentielle et législatives ont, en effet, davantage polarisé le paysage politique et la société centrafricaine. Le Monde

Hans De Marie Heungoup

Senior Analyst, Central Africa
23 Dec 2020
If the elections are not conducted very well, they have the potential to spoil even the very little stability that the [Central Africa Republic] has got. Financial Times

Hans De Marie Heungoup

Senior Analyst, Central Africa
21 Sep 2018
We are not yet in a civil war [in Cameroon], but all the ingredients for a potential civil war are already assembled. Financial Times

Hans De Marie Heungoup

Senior Analyst, Central Africa
17 Feb 2018
The main issue for Ambazonian groups [in Cameroon] is that they really lack finance. If they had money to buy weapons, train and feed their people, they could raise an army. AFP

Hans De Marie Heungoup

Senior Analyst, Central Africa

Latest Updates

Our Journeys / Africa

In Search of the State in the Central African Republic

A February 2019 agreement is the latest in a string of attempts to bring peace to the Central African Republic. Will it hold? Crisis Group expert Hans de Marie Heungoup goes to the country to find out, along with photographer Julie David de Lossy.

Also available in Français
Op-Ed / Africa

Au Cameroun, le spectre de la guerre civile plane à nouveau

Ce dimanche 20 mai le Cameroun célèbre sa fête nationale qui marque l'unité entre le Cameroun francophone et le Cameroun anglophone. Quarante-six ans plus tard, le pays est plus que jamais divisé.

Originally published in Jeune Afrique

Op-Ed / Africa

Cameroun : le risque d’embrasement de la crise anglophone inquiète les francophones

La crise ouverte voici presque un an dans les régions dites anglophones (Nord-Ouest et Sud-Ouest) du Cameroun persiste.

Originally published in Jeune Afrique