The Sierra Leone Election Triggers Political Violence

As can be observed in Figure 1, the run-up to Sierra Leone’s 7 March election was marked by an increase in political violence across the country. The majority of the violent incidents were riots or clashes between supporters of the All People’s Congress (APC) and Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) (Sierra Leone Telegraph, 02 March…

Sinai: Egypt’s ‘Pariah Peninsula’ and Election Dynamics

Conflict levels have remained stable over the past 6 months across all Governorates in Egypt. Fatalities peaked in November 2017 owing to an Islamic State attack on a mosque in Bir al-Abd that killed 311 people. Excluding this event, fatalities have increased in the first three months of 2018 compared to the last three months…