Regional Overview: South Asia
23-29 February 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: clashes between supporters and opponents of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) leading to communal riots in India; and demonstrations in Bangladesh against the CAA. In India, clashes between supporters and opponents of the controversial CAA escalated into communal riots between Muslims and Hindus. Forty-two people, including…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
23-29 February 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: reports of civilian fatalities stemming from shelling in Myanmar; increased protests in Thailand after the dissolution of the Future Forward Party; ongoing clashes between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; separatist clashes in both Thailand and Indonesia; and protests in Malaysia during the political upheaval…

Regional Overview: Africa
23-29 February 2020

During the last week in Africa, Libya experienced a re-escalation of violence, amid a breakdown in ceasefire negotiations. Meanwhile, Somalia was hit by violence between Somaliland and Puntland forces, as state military forces clashed with Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamaa, onetime allies in the fight against Al Shabaab. In Libya, there was a substantial re-escalation in…

Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
23-29 February 2020

Battles and violence targeting civilians remained high in Central America and the Caribbean last week, while reported fatalities increased in comparison to previous weeks. Indigenous groups continue to be targeted, with reports of attacks against indigenous communities in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. A number of demonstrations around security and access to water were reported elsewhere…