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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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CDT Spotlight: Growing Pressure in South Sudan

4 June 2020

Tensions are high in South Sudan amid an escalation of intercommunal violence. ACLED Research Analyst Andrea Carboni examines the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the country’s fragile political situation. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

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Last Man Standing: An Analysis of South Sudan’s Elongated Peace Process 

8 November 2019

On 12 November, the government of South Sudan, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – In Opposition (SPLM-IO) rebellion, and a raft of smaller armed and unarmed groups are expected to form a Transitional Government of National Unity, under the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS, signed in the Sudanese…

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Mid-Year Update: 10 Conflicts to Worry About in 2019

2 August 2019

In our special report on 10 conflicts to worry about in 2019, ACLED assessed the state of political violence and protest across critical flashpoints in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, providing both an overview of 2018’s developments and a preview of what to watch for in the new year. Our Mid-Year Update revisits these…

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New Data From Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD) Complements ACLED Reporting

15 July 2019

ACLED is pleased to announce the incorporation of partner data collected by the Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD). In this infographic, ACLED Research Analyst Hilary Matfess explores the new data and examines how the partnership has improved our coverage of violence targeting aid workers around the world. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data…

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Fact Sheet: Sexual Violence in Conflict

19 June 2019

19 June 2019: On the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, ACLED data confirm that sexual violence remains a serious threat around the world — both inside and outside of war-time contexts. Over the past year, ACLED has recorded an overall increase in reported sexual violence events,* and across regions political…

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Sexual Violence in the ACLED Dataset

23 April 2019

With the release of its new sub-event type categorization ACLED now includes a ‘Sexual violence’ sub-event type under the larger ‘Violence against civilians’ event type. This sub-event type includes all political/public violence of a sexual nature. Sexual violence events captured within the ACLED dataset include “sexual violence in conflict” or “conflict-related sexual violence”, such was…

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10 Conflicts to Worry About in 2019

1 February 2019

Disorder spread across ACLED’s areas of coverage last year, with political violence and protest surging in more countries than they declined. These trends show few signs of stopping in 2019, as conflict and unrest threaten to expand in scope and scale. In this special report on 10 conflicts to worry about in 2019, ACLED analyzes…

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South Sudan: This War is not Over

5 October 2018

This infographic, by ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik, offers an examination of peace agreements between the South Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in-Opposition, and why the latest ceasefire is unlikely to bring lasting peace.

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Regional Overview – Africa 30 June 2018

31 July 2018

The most notable trend in Africa on the week of July 22nd was the rise in violence involving Islamist militants across a number of countries. In Somalia, Al Shabaab carried out multiple operations across southern regions. The group claimed responsibility for several IED and grenade explosions targeting government officials and troops in Mogadishu, Baidoa, Belet…

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