Regional Overview: United States
22-28 May 2021

While the number of demonstrations remained relatively consistent last week compared to the week prior, several trends affected the makeup of demonstrations in the United States. Notably, demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement surged across the country, rising nearly fourfold, as 25 May marked the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd (Associated Press, 26 May 2021).…

Regional Overview: Africa
22-28 May 2021

Last week in Africa, outbreaks of intercommunal violence left dozens of people dead in Sudan and South Sudan; armed groups carried out mass killings in Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo; and Islamic State militants launched a series of deadly attacks on civilians in the Central Sahel, as the Malian military staged another coup.…