Boko Haram’s attack on Rann, a town in North East Nigeria on January 28th resulted in 60 reported fatalities and more than 30,000 people fleeing (Al Jazeera, 29 January 2019). The attack on Rann came just after the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) – a coalition of forces from Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Benin…Details
ACLED Asia Research Manager Daniela Pollmann and Researcher Kunal Purohit examine the civil unrest around Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016, which would grant citizenship to undocumented non-Muslim immigrants in India. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.Details
In this infographic, ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik explores the viability of the new peace agreement reached by the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 non-state armed groups.© 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.
Throughout the Middle East region last week, instances of battles, remote violence, and demonstrations have all decreased. As a result, reported fatalities have dropped significantly since the previous week. This drop can mostly be attributed to Syria, where the high casualty operation against the Islamic State (IS) in Deir-ez-Zor governorate is seemingly coming to a…Details
Last week, in Asia, there was an overall slight increase in demonstrations and a small uptick in the number of violence against civilians events. In South Asia, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan militants attacked a police office in Balochistan, leading to a clash that resulted in twelve reported fatalities. In Southeast Asia, battles between the Philippine armed forces…Details
Key developments in Africa in the week of January 27th include the militant violence in Burkina Faso, the rising instability in Nigeria ahead of the February elections, and the political tensions in Cameroon, Burundi and Western Africa. Jihadism in the Sahel remains a potent source of insecurity as it continues to expand in frequency and…Details
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…Details