Associate Research Fellow, Sub-Saharan Africa Center
- Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Libya, Mauritania, Ghana
- Safety, country risk
- Corporate Social Responsabilty
- Sino-African Relations
Mathieu Pellerin is an Associate Research Fellow at Ifri's Sub-Saharan Africa Center and the 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 major firms as well as for French and international institutions. He mostly focuses on Sahel (Mali, Niger, Libya, and Mauritania), Madagascar, and Ghana and on cross-disciplinary dynamics: counterterrorism, geopolitics of conflicts, dynamics of Sino-African relations 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 from IRIS and a Masters in African Studies from 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 Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères), the energy company Total, and within the NGO Green, based in Madagascar.
Armed Violence in the Sahara. Are We Moving From Jihadism to Insurgency? Etudes de l'Ifri, December 2019
While everyone is questioning the effectiveness of the anti-terrorist response in the Sahel, the first challenge is to ensure that the jihadist phenomenon in the Sahel is fully understood.
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.
Has Madagascar really emerged from the crisis which started in 2009? In purely formal terms, it is customary to consider that the December 2013 presidential election ended a political sequence of relative institutional paralysis since the coup in March 2009 and the transitional...
Four years after the Jubilee block went into production, we can make an initial assessment of the governance of Ghana’s oil resources. In terms of its institutional structure, Ghana is seen as a model for the entire continent.
The question of the Chinese presence in Madagascar is very accurate. It is an opportunity for us to portray the sino-madagarscan relations.
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...