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Vincent Foucher

Former Consulting Senior Analyst, West Africa

In The News

5 Oct 2016
Only a quarter [of Boko Haram's recruits] learned about the group at mosques or Islamic schools. [They] used to be the place to get new recruits, but now they are under the spotlight. The Eagle Online

Vincent Foucher

Former Consulting Senior Analyst, West Africa
27 Jul 2016
Each force [fighting against Boko Haram] is based in its country of origin. There’s no integrated force with battalions moving in perfect coordination. Reuters

Vincent Foucher

Former Consulting Senior Analyst, West Africa

Latest Updates

Forced out of Towns in the Sahel, Africa’s Jihadists Go Rural

Jihadist groups have regrouped in the neglected hinterlands of Sahel countries and are launching attacks from them. To regain control of outlying districts, regional states must do far more to extend services and representation beyond recently recaptured provincial centres.

Op-Ed / Africa

Le Niger et ses alliés face à Boko Haram

La lutte contre Boko Haram doit se faire avec le souci d’éviter les amalgames et d’apaiser les tensions intercommunautaires.

Originally published in Le Monde

Op-Ed / Africa

Boko Haram is losing ground – but will not be defeated by weapons alone

Leaders meeting at the Lake Chad basin summit must battle the region’s humanitarian and development needs to combat the insurgency

Originally published in The Guardian