Overall, political violence decreased slightly while the number of reported demonstration remained static in the South and Southeast Asian regions last week. The key developments of the last week were ongoing fighting between both Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militants and security forces in Afghanistan, a surge in cross-border violence between India and Pakistan, as…Details
Key developments in the week of December 2nd include the escalating Islamic State activity in Egypt and Burkina Faso; the instability posed by other Islamist militants such as in Mozambique; and the high tensions in Togo and Ethiopia. The Islamic State is nearly as strong in Africa in 2018 as when it peaked in 2015.…Details
11 December 2018: As UN-led peace talks proceed in Stockholm and a landmark bill to end US support for the Saudi-backed coalition works its way through Congress, the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) now estimates that over 60,000 people have been killed in the Yemen War since just 2016. According to data…Details
In this infographic, ACLED Research Analyst Hilary Matfess highlights underreported conflict developments in North Africa, Chad, and Angola.* *The title of this piece has been updated.Details
To access a PDF of this report, please click here. According to recent World Bank estimates, rural areas account for two thirds of the Yemeni population, while only one third of Yemenis are estimated to live in urban centres (World Bank, 2018). As a result of this disproportion, the consequences of both the conflict and…Details
ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik reviews developments on three recent topics of analysis: Islamic State violence in Iraq; Sri Lanka’s constitutional crisis; and the continued threat of Al Shabaab in Somalia.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli was sworn into office in November 2015 after campaigning on promises to crack down on corruption and to bolster employment in the country (The Citizen, 21 November 2015). Though Magufuli’s reform efforts were initially met with public applause (most notably through the #WhatWouldMagufuliDo), his policy agenda has taken a more controversial…Details
ACLED Researcher Nick Grinstead breaks down the varying roles played by different pro-regime forces in Deir-ez-Zor, Syria.
Throughout the Middle East region last week, reported fatalities dropped significantly – totalling about half of what was reported at the beginning of November. This drop may be related to a dip in reported battles; however, instances of remote violence have risen at the same time. In several countries, demonstrations made up the bulk of…Details
Last week, in South and Southeast Asia, there was an increase in demonstrations while organized violence remained static overall. The week was marked by two Taliban attacks on foreign forces in Afghanistan, large-scale farmer protests in India, a surge of pre-election violence in Bangladesh, and a significant increase in separatist violence in southern Thailand. In…Details