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Alain ANTIL

Research FellowDirector of Ifri's Sub-Sahara Africa Center


Research Interests:

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

 

Alain Antil is a Research Fellow and the Director of Ifri's Sub-Sahara Africa Center. He also teaches at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Lille and at the Institut Supérieur Technique Outre-Mer (ISTOM).

Alain Antil gained his PhD in political geography at the University of Rouen. Prior to this, he was an 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 taught at the University of Rouen and the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines.

 

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24/06/2010

Our interest in this topic stems both from our annual visits to Mauritania which started fifteen years ago, and the tiny amount of research noticed on trafficking in this country.

28/02/2010

"Hunger riots", a stock phrase used to describe protests at the end of 2007 / beginning 2008 in around thirty countries world-wide, mostly African States, places different phenomena into one group. In this paper, we will focus on the case of Senegal, a country in which "Hunger riots" were...

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...

30/05/2008
By: Alain ANTIL, Sylvain TOUATI

Summary: Last year, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania finally got a legitimate government with Sidi Ould Chiekh Abdellahi's election as president. This first year in power has seen the new authorities taking over burning issues, while the economic crisis and acts of violence by...

11/06/2007

The Western Sahara conflict is both one of the world's oldest and one of its most neglected. More than 30 years after the war began, the displacement of large numbers of people and a ceasefire in 1991 that froze military positions, its end remains remote. This is substantially due to the fact...

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