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Actor Profile: Dan Na Ambassagou

9 May 2022

This is the first installment in our actor profile series unpacking the latest data on armed group activity around the Sahel. All data are available for direct download. Definitions and methodology decisions are explained in the Codebook. For more information, please check the full ACLED Resource Library. Introduction: Self-Defense Hunter Militia of the Dogon  Dan Na Ambassagou…

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10 Conflicts to Worry About in 2022: Sudan

15 February 2022

The dubious narrative that Sudan was ‘transitioning to democracy’ became increasingly difficult to sustain in 2021, as the country’s contending military factions competed and colluded to secure political power and economic assets in the capital, Khartoum.

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10 Conflicts to Worry About in 2022: Nigeria

15 February 2022

Nigeria continues to confront multiple security threats across its territory, with insecurity deepening in northern and southern parts of the country. While a long-running Islamist insurgency and ongoing militia activity, continue to impact the northern regions, the Biafra separatist rebellion has been a cause of unrest in the south.

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10 Conflicts to Worry About in 2022: The Sahel

15 February 2022

After a decade-long crisis, the Sahel entered 2022 amid escalating disorder, with levels of organized political violence increasing in 2021 compared to 2020. Conflict in the region has been largely driven by a jihadist insurgency centered in the states of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger.

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10 Conflicts to Worry About in 2022: Ethiopia

14 February 2022

Conflict between the Ethiopian federal government and the political administration of the northern Tigray region, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), continued throughout 2021, resulting in the highest levels of political violence in Ethiopia since the end of the Ethiopian-Eritrean War in June 2000.

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Political Violence Targeting LGBT+ Communities in Africa

14 December 2021

New supplemental data on political violence targeting LGBT+ communities add nearly 100 events to the ACLED dataset. This brief analyzes the new data and explores trends in violence across Africa. Introduction to Political Violence Targeting LGBT+ Communities When state forces, non-state armed groups, or violent mobs target LGBT+ communities with violence, it is inherently political.…

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