Our monthly analysis briefs break down the latest ACLED data on political violence and protest trends around the world, highlighting potential early warning signs for closer monitoring.
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2 October 2018
There were several key developments in Africa during the week of September 23rd. In Burkina Faso, reports of heavy attacks on civilians by the security forces last week add another layer to the deepening instability in the country. On September 24th, no fewer than 29 individuals were summarily executed by the defense and security forces…Read More
25 September 2018
Key developments in Africa during the week of September 16th include violence in Ethiopia, renewed fighting in Libya’s Tripoli, the death of a Mayi Mayi faction leader in DRC and key incidents involving international actors in Niger and Nigeria. In Ethiopia, at least two large attacks were carried out on September 16th by emboldened Oromo…Read More
19 September 2018
Key developments in Africa during the week of September 9th include continued high levels of insurgent activity in Somalia and Cameroon; heavy military activity against Boko Haram in Nigeria; continued ethnic unrest in south-west Kenya; political unrest in Ethiopia and a large-scale bombing in Libya. In Somalia, al Shabaab has continued a number of low-level…Read More