Regional Overview: United States
17-23 April 2021

Demonstrations in the United States continued to increase last week, rising by about a quarter compared to the week prior. This upward trend is largely driven by a 77% increase in demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement amid a series of high-profile police killings of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) as well as the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty of murdering George Floyd.…

Regional Overview: Africa
17-23 April 2021

Last week in Africa, Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno was killed on the battlefield by rebel fighters, prompting a military takeover of the government; international forces maintained a prominent role in combatting entrenched Islamist and domestic militant insurgencies across the Sahel and central Africa; and dozens of fatalities were reported during ongoing intercommunal violence in South Sudan and Ethiopia.…