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Humanitarian Targeting

5 June 2018

In this infographic by ACLED Research Director, Dr. Roudabeh Kishi, we explore the question, “Where are humanitarian workers (aid workers, health workers, teachers) most at risk? (2017 – present).

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Regional Overview – Africa 28 May 2018

29 May 2018

There were important developments in Burkina Faso, Mozambique, the DRC and Somalia on the week of May 20th. In Burkina Faso, the state forces likely thwarted another major attack by Islamist militants in the capital, Ouagadougou. On May 22nd, the military police raided a house harbouring Al-Mourabitoun militants at the southeastern outskirts of the capital.…

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Fuel Crisis Prompts Protests in Sudan

25 May 2018

This year, the number of riots and protests in Sudan has increased significantly. In January 2018, the country witnessed a high peak of 42 demonstrations. The period from February to April was calmer, but the public demonstrations have increased again in May and continue this week (see Figure 1). The rising number of protests is…

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Regional Overview – Africa 21 May 2018

22 May 2018

Key developments on the African continent during the week of May 13th included prolonged incidents of political violence in Libya, Cameroon and CAR; cross-border operations from the DRC; and a number of protests and riots by students and among political party supporters. In Libya, battles intensified in Darnah district between the Libyan armed forces and…

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Regional Overview – Africa 14 May 2018

15 May 2018

Political violence and protest events in Africa over the week of May 6th showed several key developments and points of concern. First, attacks hit Burundi and Nigeria, confirming recent warnings of an escalation of the violence in these countries. In Burundi, violence has marred the period leading up to the disputed Constitutional referendum, due to…

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Regional Overview – Africa 7 May 2018

8 May 2018

Important developments in Africa on the week of April 29th include the major attacks on civilians in central towns in the Central African Republic (CAR) and in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); the alarming tensions along the Mali-Niger border; the first use of weaponised drones in Libya; and the riots in South Africa and…

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Regional Overview – Africa 30 April 2018

1 May 2018

Key trends in Africa on the week of April 22nd include the growing Ambazonian insurgency in Cameroon, the continued use of pro-government militias to counter rebellion in Sudan’s Darfur, and the repression against citizens’ resistance against bad governance practices across a number of contexts in Eastern and Southern Africa. The Ambazonian separatists’ low-intensity insurgency in…

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Regional Overview – Africa 23 April 2018

24 April 2018

Key developments in Africa from April 16th-23rd relate to the insurgencies in South Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the inter-ethnic violence in southern Ethiopia, the unabated repression in Burundi and the growing popular discontent in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Togo. In Burundi, the Imbonerakure youth militia are leading a nationwide cycle…

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Regional Overview – Africa 16 April 2018

17 April 2018

It was a particularly violent week across Africa, which included high-impact attacks by Islamist militants in Egypt, Mali and Burkina Faso. In Egypt, the State of Sinai carried out its most violent attack against the Egyptian forces in 2018. The militants used suicide vests outside a military camp in Al Qusaymah, central Sinai on April…

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10 Hidden Conflicts in Africa

12 April 2018

In this series of infographics, ACLED’s Research Director, Dr. Roudabeh Kishi, explores 10 hidden or under-reported conflicts across Africa. 10. Mozambique: A Peace Deal between FRELIMO & RENAMO, A Rise in Islamist Violence. 9. The Sahel and the Merger of Islamist Factions. 8. Post-election violence and repression in the Republic of Congo. 7. Mass demonstrations in Togo.…

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