Regional Overview: Africa
1-7 November 2020

Last week in Africa, fighting between Ethiopian federal forces and Tigrayan forces prompted fears of a civil war in Ethiopia; Al Shabaab launched a series of assassination attempts targeting government figures in Somalia; and opposition parties launched an alternate administration in response to the re-election of President Alassane Ouattara in the Ivory Coast. In Ethiopia,…

Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
1-7 November 2020

Last week in the Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean region, a number of developments took place. Hundreds of women demonstrated in Mexico on the Day of the Dead (2 November) against gender-based violence. Elsewhere in Mexico, teachers affiliated with the National Coordination of Education Workers (CNTE) continued to demonstrate in the state of Michoacan. They…

Regional Overview: Europe
1-7 November 2020

Last week, demonstrations across Eastern Europe continued at very low levels. Demonstrations against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued in Belarus despite state repression as the European Union applied sanctions to members of Belarus’ elite. In Moldova, the reformist presidential candidate won the first round of elections against populist President Igor Dodon, setting the stage…