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Jihad Takes Root in Northern Benin

23 September 2022

This report by guest contributor Dr. Leif Brottem uses ACLED data and primary information collected by Dr. Brottem and his team during his research in northern Benin.

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Wagner Group Operations in Africa: Civilian Targeting Trends in the Central African Republic and Mali

30 August 2022

Analysis of the latest ACLED data on Wagner activity and the threat the group poses to civilians.

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Kenya’s Political Violence Landscape in the Lead-Up to the 2022 Elections

9 August 2022

Kenya went to the polls on 9 August 2022 after a five-year cycle and the third general election since the promulgation of a new constitution in 2010

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Fact Sheet: Attacks on Christians Spike in Nigeria Alongside Overall Rise in Violence Targeting Civilians

21 July 2022

A series of attacks targeting churches as well as Catholic and Protestant leaders has raised concerns about escalating violence against the Christian community in Nigeria

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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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