Oulimata Soumaré


  • Africa
  • Sahel
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Political and Economic Risk Monitoring

Oulimata Soumaré is a researcher based in our Dakar (Senegal) office. She provides analysis on political and security related developments in Senegal, Guinea, and Sahel countries such as Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. She is a regular contributor to Control Risks’ online subscription service and undertakes requests from a broad range of clients operating in the region.

Recent tasks that Oulimata has worked on include:

  • Monitoring of political and security developments in Senegal and Mauritania for companies in the oil and gas sector
  • A political and security risk assessment for a construction group building a water sanitation plant in Cote d’Ivoire
  • A review of security risks in the Sahel for a government agency
  • Bespoke analysis and security assessments on the threat of Islamist militancy in the Sahel region for several clients

  • Prior to joining Control Risks, Oulimata worked in Dakar as a research analyst for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), focusing on security, transnational crime and corruption issues across West Africa. She also worked for the West Africa office of the International Crisis Group, an international conflict-prevention organisation, covering political and security developments in the region. Oulimata holds a Master’s in International Public Policy from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada. She is fluent in English, French and Wolof.

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