Analysis of the Somalia’s security situation at the start of 2023.
Region at a Glance
Week of 9 Sep 23
Data cover the period of 9 Sep 23 - 15 Sep 23. For more information about how ACLED collects data and categorizes events, see the ACLED Codebook.
Political Violence Events: 187ℹ
-35% from previous week
Demonstration Events: 19ℹ
-5% from previous week
Battles: 74 Events
Explosions/Remote Violence: 64 Events
Violence Against Civilians: 44 Events
Mob Violence: 5 Events
Protests: 17 Events
Violent Demonstrations: 2 Events
The Horn of Africa is currently experiencing high levels of political violence and instability, from the conflicts in Sudan and Ethiopia to militia and Islamist militant activity in Kenya and the al-Shabaab insurgency in Somalia.
In order to better support efforts to monitor and respond to violent disorder in the region, ACLED has launched a special Horn of Africa analysis series to provide regular situation reports on key security developments in Kenya, Somalia, and Sudan, while maintaining and improving the existing work of the Ethiopia Peace Observatory. Click through to each Country Hub for more information, and subscribe to the ACLED mailing list for the latest updates.
Ethiopia Peace Observatory
The Ethiopia Peace Observatory (EPO) is a special project launched by ACLED to enhance local data collection across Ethiopia. The EPO aims to provide a dedicated platform for governments, media, civil society, and the public to access reliable information and analysis about political violence and unrest across the country.
Analysis of each country’s security situation at the start of 2023.
Africa Regional Overviews
Our weekly analysis briefs break down the latest data on political violence and protest trends, highlighting potential early warning signs for closer monitoring.