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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.

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Appetite for Destruction: The Military Counter-Revolution in Sudan

29 October 2021

The military coup d’état in Sudan on 25 October 2021 sent shockwaves across the region and through diplomatic circuits. Following the arrest of the civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and several prominent senior officials from the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), demonstrators took to the streets across Khartoum. They were confronted by soldiers from…

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Deadly Demonstrations: Fatalities From State Engagement on the Rise

21 October 2021

The number of fatalities from state engagement in demonstrations around the world this year already exceeds the total reported for all of 2020. ACLED Research Coordinator Elliott Bynum and ACLED Analysis Coordinator Timothy Lay review the latest global data and examine three key cases: Myanmar, Colombia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. © 2021 Armed…

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