Associate Fellow at the Sub-Saharan Africa Centre

Graduate in politics and economic intelligence, he runs the CISCA company (Centre d'Intelligence Stratégique sur le Continent Africain).

He is also co-editor-in-chief of Sécurité & Stratégie review.


  • Madagascar
  • Mali, Niger
  • Libya,
  • Mauritania
  • Ghana
  • Safety/country risk
  • Corporate Social Responsabilty
  • Sino-African Relationships



Mathieu Pellerin is manager of the CISCA company (Centre d’Intelligence Stratégique sur le Continent Africain). He provides analyses on country risk, geostrategy and economic intelligence over the African continent for the benefit of major firms and French and international institutions. He mainly covers Sahel (Mali, Niger, Libya, and Mauritania), Madagascar and Ghana, and works on cross-disciplinary dynamics: counterterrorism, geopolitics of conflicts, dynamics of Sino-African relationships and the issue of corporate social responsibility (CSR). He is also editor-in-chief of Sécurité & Stratégie review.

Graduated with a Masters in Economic Intelligence (IRIS) and a Masters in African Studies (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), he has acquired experiences with an economic intelligence agency based in Paris (Risk& Co), the Africa department of the French Foreign Ministry, the Energy company Total and within the NGO Green, based in Madagascar. 

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Often described as an “ungoverned area”, the Niger-Libya border is nevertheless at the centre of major economic, political and security challenges. Both the Libyan authorities and the Nigerien state are struggling to establish tight control over this particularly isolated area. 


Summary: The scale of the violence which has hit Madagascar has taken many commentators by surprise. However, early warning signs were visible over the last few months. The origin of this crisis can be linked to President Ravalomanana's management of political, economic and social...

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