Dr. Emily Helms is an Africa Research Manager with ACLED. Emily holds a PhD in Government and a Master of International Affairs. Her research interests include protection of civilians in peace operations, with a focus on operations in Africa. Before coming to ACLED, Emily was Amnesty International USA’s country specialist for The Gambia and assisted with coverage of human rights issues in the Niger Delta.

Regional Overview: Africa 13 – 19 October 2019

This week, while protesters amassed in Guinea to oppose President Condé’s bid to extend his tenure in office, the violence of Mozambique’s 2019 campaign season continued through election day. In Ethiopia, clashes between the military and the Bodi community, and an incursion of gunmen from across the Djiboutian border left many dead, while clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo displaced thousands.…