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CDT Spotlight: State Force in Uganda

7 May 2020

In late March, Uganda experienced its highest disorder levels in over a decade. ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik examines how the pandemic response has led to a spike in state violence. 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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CDT Spotlight: Conflict & Crackdowns

30 April 2020

ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik explores the pandemic’s impact on levels of organized political violence around the world. 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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Understanding the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in Central Africa

29 April 2019

ACLED Research Analyst Hilary Matfess charts the recent surge in ADF activity on the heels of its most active year yet. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

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Opposition MP Bobi Wine Arrest Sparks Demonstrations across Uganda

7 September 2018

This infographic, by ACLED Research Director Roudabeh Kishi, and Research Analyst Hilary Matfess, features the demonstrations across Uganda sparked by the arrest of opposition MP, Bobi Wine.

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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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Regional Overview – Africa 23 June 2018

24 July 2018

Key developments in Africa in the week of July 15th include increased attacks by Boko Haram in several states surrounding Nigeria, and targeted political violence in Zimbabwe and Burundi. Regular fighting also occurred in Somalia, Mali, CAR and DRC, while riots and protests dominated the political landscapes in Ghana, Kenya and North Africa. In Chad,…

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Regional Overview – Africa 17 July 2018

17 July 2018

On the week of July 8th Africa was marked by several important attacks and developments. In Nigeria, nearly one hundred people reportedly died in large-scale attacks launched by Middle Belt, Fulani militiamen in Adamawa and Tabara states over July 9-10th. Recent raids by the various Fulani militants have been increasingly violent and spread out, suggesting…

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Regional Overview – Africa 9 July 2018

10 July 2018

Key political violence highlights from the first week of July 2018 in Africa include the cross-border incidents between Uganda and the DRC, Ethiopia and Sudan, and Burundi and Rwanda; the targeting of French officials and troops in Cameroon and Mali; and the signs of political tensions in Algeria and Ivory Coast. There were notable episodes…

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Regional Overview – Africa 02 July 2018

3 July 2018

Important developments in Africa in the week of June 24th included the Fulani violence in Nigeria and Benin; the high militant activity in Cameroon, Egypt and Mali; the tensions in CAR’s Nana-Gribizi prefecture; and the continued violence in South Sudan tainting the progress made simultaneously at the negotiations’ table. Relevant protests and riots also occurred…

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Regional Overview – Africa 25 June 2018

26 June 2018

There were several critical developments in Africa in the week of June 17th. Key among them were the two small bomb attacks on the leaders of Ethiopia and Zimbabwe on June 23rd at political rallies in Addis Ababa and Bulawayo, respectively. The explosions left two people killed in both Ethiopia and in Zimbabwe. Several key…

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