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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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Surface Tension: ‘Communal’ Violence and Elite Ambitions in South Sudan

19 August 2021

Conflict and insecurity in South Sudan are once again at levels which would typically be associated with civil war, and would indicate that a substantial collapse in state authority is underway. Yet the government in Juba endures, and the political bargain holding together the various military, security, and rebel factions since 2018 has mostly held…

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Sahel 2021: Communal Wars, Broken Ceasefires, and Shifting Frontlines

17 June 2021

In 2021, the Sahel crisis entered its tenth year. Despite the transnational nature of the crisis, each country has experienced different patterns of violence and transformations in the midst of a protracted conflict. This report looks at the patterns of violence in Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mali. It concludes with a review of the wider…

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Laws of Attraction: Northern Benin and Risk of Violent Extremist Spillover

10 June 2021

This joint report by ACLED and Clingendael – the Netherlands Institute of International Relations analyzes new data on political violence in Benin and assesses the risk of violent extremist spillover from the Sahel.

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Mapping Nigeria’s Kidnapping Crisis: Players, Targets, and Trends

20 May 2021

Abduction/forced disappearance events more than doubled in Nigeria last year. ACLED Nigeria Senior Researcher Dr. Olajumoke Ayandele and Research Analyst Curtis Goos unpack the data on the country’s kidnapping crisis, mapping the key players, targets, and trends. © 2021 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

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