Regional Overview: Europe
6-12 December 2020

Last week, demonstration activity in Eastern Europe continued at low levels. Demonstrations calling for the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko continue in Belarus, as neither the regime nor demonstrators show signs of relenting. In Moldova, supporters of President-elect Maia Sandu demonstrated against newly-adopted laws that might undermine her powers to introduce reforms. Parliamentary elections in Romania…

When Emerging Democracies Breed Violence: Sierra Leone 20 Years after the Civil War

This is a joint report produced by the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) in partnership with Clingendael – the Netherlands Institute of International Relations and the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding-Sierra Leone (WANEP-SL). Download a PDF Introduction During the 1990s, Sierra Leone was a synonym for violence, with a major war ravaging…