Less than two months before the next Presidential elections, the Egyptian Armed Forces on 9 February launched a counter-militancy campaign called ‘Operation Sinai 2018’ to take on the Islamic State in the Sinai Peninsula but also to secure the border to Libya in the Western Desert. The operation involves increased air force sorties, the closure…Details
Since October 2017, attacks by the Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM) on military and civilian targets increased. JNIM has officially claimed roughly twelve operations per month since that period. In the preceding six months (from March-September 2017), JNIM’s focus shifted south, especially to the Mopti region, while the number of violent events…Details
Since July 2017, the United States-AFRICOM has dramatically escalated activities in Somalia. This involvement relies heavily on the use of unmanned drones, typically targeting high-profile al-Shabaab figures. Over this period, the US has conducted 44 known air strikes, resulting in nearly 400 fatalities (see Figure 1). US land force numbers have increased steadily, with officials…Details
Over the course of 2017, Iraqi security forces, backed by their Coalition allies, have made significant gains against the Islamic State (IS), shifting the frontlines in the country. This shift in Iraq can be seen in three major ways in Figures 1-4 below. First, the absolute number of events in the final quarter of 2017…Details
In early May of 2017, Yemen’s President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi sacked Aden’s provincial governor Aidaroos Al-Zubaidi and the southern state minister Hani bin Braik, prompting demonstrations in the streets of the southern city. A series of protest events recorded in the city of Aden throughout 2017 exemplified long-running frustrations in regards to the Hadi-led government…Details
In December 2017, Yemeni capital Sana’a was the site of a major confrontation between pro-Houthi and pro-Saleh forces, former allies in the war against the Saudi-backed coalition. The Houthi-Saleh alliance materialized in 2014, when army units and tribes loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh facilitated the Houthi seizure of Amran and Sana’a. Despite initial…Details
In this series of infographics, we explore 10 hidden or under-reported conflicts across Africa. The fifth explores demonstrations in Ethiopia.
In this series of infographics, we explore 10 hidden or under-reported conflicts across Africa. The fourth explores Darfur and its armed non-state groups.
In this series of infographics, we explore 10 hidden or under-reported conflicts across Africa. The third is Burundi: Continued Repression & Targeting of Civilians.
In this series of infographics, we explore 10 hidden or under-reported conflicts across Africa. The second is Boko Haram in Cameroon.