Al Jazeera analysis of ACLED data finds that violence is surging in Burkina Faso, making it the new epicenter of the Sahel crisis, and features commentary from Héni Nsaibia, ACLED Senior Researcher.
Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, the commemoration of Muslim religious festivals triggered clashes and increased repression, while state authorities continued their repression of religious minorities. In Palestine, the commemoration of Al Isra’ wal Mi’raj (Night Journey and Ascension) of the Prophet Muhammad prompted clashes between Israeli police and Muslim worshippers at the flashpoint site of Al Aqsa compound.…
Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, the Russian invasion of Ukraine entered its second week. The ongoing invasion prompted demonstrations in solidarity with Ukraine throughout the region, alongside a much smaller number of demonstrations in support of Russia.…
Last week, the Russian invasion of Ukraine was the largest driver of demonstration activity in both the United States and Canada, amid a surge of demonstrations in solidarity with Ukraine. In the United States, the overall number of demonstration events significantly increased last week.…
Last week in South America, both violence and demonstrations decreased across the region compared to the week prior. In Colombia, electoral-related violence continued in Norte de Santander department, with unidentified gunmen killing a local campaign coordinator.…
Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, violence remained high amid gang-related attacks and clashes in Mexico, Honduras, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. In Mexico, factional disputes within the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) resulted in at least 17 killings in Michoacán state, while members of the Gulf Cartel clashed with police officers and set several roadblocks in Tamaulipas state.…
In the Middle East, political violence increased in Yemen last week after several weeks of continued decrease, although it remains at relatively low levels. Last week’s increase was primarily the result of renewed fighting in Marib governorate, while hostilities continue in Hajjah.…
Weekly reports on the latest conflict developments in Mozambique and Ethiopia are made available by the Cabo Ligado and Ethiopia Peace Observatory projects, respectively.
Last week in Africa, two rival governments emerged in Libya; clashes between gunmen and a Bor Dinka militia resulted in numerous fatalities in South Sudan; JNIM carried out deadly attacks on army bases in Burkina Faso and Mali; and security forces regained territory from ADF in the Democratic Republic of Congo.…
Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the National Resistance Front (NRF), the Islamic State (IS), and unknown groups continued to attack Taliban forces in Afghanistan. The Taliban launched nationwide operations during which they arrested IS members and reportedly detained and tortured civilians.…
Last week in the East Asia Pacific region, the Myanmar military continued crackdowns in the resistance strongholds of Magway and Sagaing regions. North Korea conducted its eighth missile test of the year.…
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