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Alain ANTIL

Researcher and Head of the Sub-Saharan Africa Program 


Expertise :

  • Mauritania, Sahel, West Africa
  • Social and political issues
  • Security and terrorism, traffics

 

Alain Antil is a researcher and head of the Sub-Saharan Africa Program at Ifri. He teaches at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Lille and at the Institut Supérieur Technique Outre-Mer (ISTOM).

He obtained his PhD in political geography at the University of Rouen. Prior to that he was associate researcher at the Laboratoire d’Etude du Développement des Régions Arides, collaborated for the International Crisis Group and regularly contributed to the revue Sciences Humaines. He was a teacher at the University of Rouen and the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines.

 

All my publications
31/03/2017

France’s current presidential campaign has created an unprecedented situation fuelled by revelations and a total absence of restraint, but it has not truly taken account of the disruptions of the last year: Brexit, the attempted coup in Turkey, the election of Donald Trump, the recapturing of...

03/05/2016

The Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, was elected in 2009. The architect of two successful coups: in 2005 against President Maaouya Ould Sid’Ahmed Taya, and in 2008 against President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdellahi, nowadays he is in his second and last term of office according to the...

02/03/2016

Movements of African people, being within their countries, on the continent or heading Europe, have numerous and ancient causes. The term “migration” covers a plurality of situations with many internal as well as international implications. Therefore, reasons to migrate deserve a careful...

24/06/2010

Since Mohammed VI came into power, Morocco"s African policy has undergone notable change in comparison to his predecessor"s period. Strictly speaking, this evolution does not break with the past but is rather synonymous with continuity, acceleration and diversification. After tackling the...

03/12/2009
By: Alain ANTIL, , Nancy ANDREW, Alfred BABO, Claire MEDARD

Summary : One of the most important cross-section thematic across Sub-Saharan Africa is rural land issues. It is going to play a crucial role for the future of African societies. The agricultural sector is still representing a major position either in terms of GDP than active population...

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