Fulfulde is the language of the Fulani people, an ethnic group spread throughout many countries of the Sub-Saharan Africa. Traditionally, they lived mostly a pastoralist and semi-nomadic lifestyle.
The moon was for the Fulani a major reference point, used to set trajectories for livestock’s transhumance and seasonal arrangements for the communities. The main word defining the moon in Fulfulde is Leyuru. As the moon has been a crucial reference throughout the Sahel, Leyuru wants today to be pivotal in linking African expertise to the international world.
What exactly is Leyuru?
Leyuru is a think-tank that dedicates its research uniquely to African affairs. The centre aims at improving connections and mutual understanding between the continent and its foreign partners, both in the public and private sector.
Leyuru main areas of interest are: peace and stability; political, societal, economical and religious developments; African youths; migrations; understanding current patterns of radicalization; security; markets studies; business strategies and opportunities for better entrepreneurial interactions both towards and from Africa.
Leyuru has a vast, multi-layered expertise that wraps together African and international brains into a multinational team that offers strategies and perspectives, analyzing local, national and regional issues from within.