We support institutional and private actors of the African continent to build efficient strategy in the defence sector and to develop strategic assets to support a sovereign development.

Military and commercial aerospace industry are thriving as the world become more complex and more connected. Moreover, the upcoming decades will bring new stakes and new challenges to address for the aerospace industry such as:

• Environmental responsibility (round 2% of the CO2 emissions) in front of commercial hypersonic flights
• Connected and autonomous aviation
• New uses (drones…)
• Passenger experience on board
• 4.0 Industry

The African continent has a great role to play within this industry, all the more so as aviation could answer some of the infrastructures lacks in Africa. The success story of Ethiopian Airlines, which is to gather a 150 planes fleet by 2025, should not remain an exception and the success of Fastjet in Tanzania is a great materialization of an African lowcost aeronautic success. Ed Winter, former responsible for Easy Jet in Europe and CEO of Fastjet, said in 2014 that around one third of Fastjet clients did not take a plane before getting into their planes.
The control of the skies also remains as a great challenge for many countries and is a stake of sovereignty for any country. Here, the aerospace industry enters the domain of the national defence which gather so many forms which cross one another until new territories like cyberspace.

According to the British consulting firm Ovum, a billion people in Africa will have Internet access by 2022. The more attractive you get, the more threats come along. With the rise of Internet in Africa, the risks of cyberattacks is expanding. The growing number of citizens will only deepen those threats.

Facing a rapid adoption of mobile technology, Africa has been among the fastest growing regions in terms of cybercrime activities to the extent that the continent is considered a source of significant cyberattacks targeting the rest of the world. Indeed, cybercrime is shifting towards the emerging countries where the lack of network and information security benefits cyberattacks. Furthermore, the recent use of information and communications technologies in support of terrorism attacks throughout Africa is adding an additional dimension to the cybersecurity issue.

Consequently, African countries and companies need to urgently scale up efforts to combat cybercrimes through a multi-stakeholder approach involving government, industry and civil society organizations. In accordance with this situation, we help you to provide a risk-based approach to manage cybersecurity risks. 

Thanks to the experience of your consultants in company such as Safran, Airbus and Thales, we help you to develop and build an efficient strategy which aims to take advantage of the opportunities laying in the defence sector as an industry, from aerospace to cyberspace, and to take up the challenges of sovereignty as a nation member.


Yaoure Business Case

Yaoure gold project is a high-grade gold mine being developed by Australia-based company Perseus Mining in Cote d’Ivoire.


Discovered in 1932, the Yaoure gold mine was undertaken for development by Amara Mining (formerly Cluff Gold) in 2004.

The preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the project was completed in March 2014.

Perseus Mining (Australian) acquired the mine as a brownfield project to Amara mining (British) in April 2016 and decided to develop as a heap leach processing operation.

Construction on the $262.7m Yaoure gold project is expected to be started in the first half of 2019. The open-pit gold mine is expected to produce its first gold by the end of 2020.

The project is expected to produce 1.37 million ounces (Moz) of gold over its estimated mine life of 8.5 years.


There is a large information gap between 2013 and 2020 and very little information before 2013.

Geo-intelligence allows us to recover more information on the Yaoure mine site from the beginning of 2015 to 2020:

This allows us to fill in some of the ‘temporal gaps’ in the information qualifying the site,

We can also illustrate the impact of an event or period on the state and development of the mine,

Below, the evolution of the Yaoure mine from the early 2015s to the present day in a few key dates:

21.10.2015 – Amara Mining Ownership
21.10.2015 – Amara Mining Ownership
14.12.2018 – Perseus Mining Ownership
14.12.2018 – Perseus Mining Ownership
24.12.2019 – Beginning of the Development
24.12.2019 – Beginning of the Development
12.04.2020 – Scaling up
12.04.2020 – Scaling up
14.10.2020 – First Year of Operation at Scale
14.10.2020 – First Year of Operation at Scale
12.04.2021 – Rate of Operation at Scale
12.04.2021 – Rate of Operation at Scale

This case presents a very significant development of the Yaouré mine from December 2019. The mine increases in size by more than five times between December 2019 and April 2021.

However, it is not until the end of 2020 that an article appears on a government website to testify to the unprecedented nature of this development. By then, the mine has already quadrupled in size. In addition, geospatial data also allows us to identify the various components of this mine, including a water reservoir.

This example is part of a geopolitical framework characterised by issues of exploitation, distribution and equitable redistribution of resources.

The local population, which used to be mainly work in agriculture, is now engaged in the more lucrative gold panning around the mine. This is not without its share of conflicts with the official mine operator, who represent an important source of revenue for the Ivorian government. Given the complexity of such a situation, geospatial analysis takes on its full meaning.

Thus, Ayeri offers a geospatial image analysis adapted to your needs that will cover the following requirements:

Before and After

Traking trends

Ongoing monitoring

Access to remote or inaccessible locations

Ability to travel back in time

A roadmap for planning

Cover vast areas of land



Strategic and geostrategic intelligence

Economic intelligence

Monitoring and evolution of activities and infrastructures

Detection of changes

Damage assessment

Direct support to operations (civil, security, military)

Situation analysis to facilitate decision-making

Monitoring and understanding of a situation

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