ACLED Resources on Nigeria

Nigeria is one of the most active countries in the ACLED database, in terms of both volume of events and fatalities. The country is currently host to numerous violent political actors including ethnic militias, militant regional groups and Islamist insurgents. Political violence of all types has risen substantially since 2011 with violence against civilians seeing…

An examination of recent ethnic violence in the Rwenzori region of Uganda

On 5 July 2014 Western Uganda, specifically the Rwenzori region covering the districts of Kasese and Bundibugyo, experienced an episode of intense violence. Armed assailants reported to be a Bakonzo militia attacked villages, police units and army barracks. By the end of the day the death toll was over 70 and included civilians, state forces and…