Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
22-28 March 2020

In Central America and the Caribbean, disorder and related fatalities continued to decrease last week. While the overall number of demonstration events remained low, concern over the spread of the coronavirus prompted demonstration activity across a number of countries. Quarantines ordered by governments to limit the spread of coronavirus have had detrimental effects on livelihoods,…

Regional Overview: Europe
22-28 March 2020

Last week, demonstrations across Eastern Europe declined significantly as restrictive measures to limit the spread of coronavirus prevented many protest gatherings. A handful of protests were reported over restrictive government measures and over material shortages resulting from the coronavirus pandemic in Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Ukraine and Russia. The parliament in Kosovo ousted the government…

Regional Overview: Africa
22-28 March 2020

In Africa during the last week of March, state forces increasingly employed violence to enforce coronavirus restrictions. Meanwhile, ongoing Islamist insurgencies had key successes in several countries. Boko Haram launched deadly assaults on state forces in Nigeria and Chad, as militants made significant gains in Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado. Elsewhere, voting was met…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
22-28 March 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: ongoing fighting in Myanmar after the government declared the United League of Arakan/Arakan Army to be a “terrorist” group; continued clashes between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines despite ceasefire declarations from both sides; and demonstrations across the region stemming from government or employer decisions…