CDT Spotlight: Growing Pressure in South Sudan

Tensions are high in South Sudan amid an escalation of intercommunal violence. ACLED Research Analyst Andrea Carboni examines the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the country’s fragile political situation. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

CDT Spotlight: Algeria & the Hirak Movement

Although COVID-19 restrictions have reduced demonstration activity in Algeria, the Hirak movement has continued through the pandemic. ACLED Research Director Dr. Roudabeh Kishi charts the recent resurgence amid the government crackdown on dissent. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

CDT Spotlight: South Africa

While most types of violence decreased following the coronavirus outbreak in South Africa, violence against civilians has more than doubled. ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik explores the spike in events. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

Regional Overview: Middle East
17-30 May 2020

Over the last two weeks in the Middle East, political violence and demonstration activity generally decreased across the region, likely due to the end of the holy month of Ramadan and coronavirus-related restrictions. Key developments include: a significant increase in airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, as well as Houthi retaliation; demonstrations over shortages…

Regional Overview: South America
17-30 May 2020

Over the past two weeks in South America, key developments include: protests led by health workers around the region; demonstrations over the economic impact of the coronavirus in Argentina, Ecuador, Chile, and Venezuela; political killings in Colombia; demonstrations in Bolivia calling for general elections; occupation of a private mine by local workers in Suriname; and…