Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstration levels and political violence remained high. In Guatemala, people demonstrated across the country against the dismissal of the head of the Special Prosecutor’s Office Against Impunity (FECI).…
Last week in East and Southeast Asia, security forces in Myanmar launched a deadly crackdown at an anti-coup protest in Mandalay city on 27 July. Meanwhile, the military regime officially annulled the 2020 election results, alleging widespread electoral fraud by the leading party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).…
Last week in South America, anti-government demonstrations took place in Brazil and Colombia. In Ecuador, teachers carried out a nationwide protest in support of an education law reform. In Colombia, intense fighting between armed groups continued in the Antioquia department, while in Chile, indigenous militias exchanged fire with state forces.…
Last week in South Asia, the Taliban continued operations in Afghanistan, including attacks on provincial capitals, as Afghan state forces and the US responded with airstrikes. In Pakistan, Baloch separatists targeted Chinese laborers, increasing Chinese concerns about the safety of its citizens in Pakistan.…
Demonstration levels in the United States moderately decreased last week compared to the week prior. While demonstrations involving labor groups and healthcare workers demanding better work conditions declined, they nevertheless account for the largest share of demonstrations.…
Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, anti-government demonstrations were held in many countries. In Hungary, demonstrators demand recognition of LGBT rights and a repeal of anti-LGBT legislation. In multiple countries, demonstrators criticize COVID-19 restrictions, including soon-to-be-implemented health passes.…
In ACLED's special report on 10 conflicts to worry about at the start of 2021, we identified a range of flashpoints and emerging crises where violent political disorder was likely to evolve or worsen over the course of the year
A separate, weekly discussion of the ongoing conflict in Mozambique and Ethiopia can be found in the Cabo Ligado and Ethiopia Peace Observatory projects, respectively.
Last week in Africa, demonstrations spiked in Tunisia following the President’s decision to oust the government and freeze the Parliament; Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) militants perpetrated two deadly attacks in Cameroon; and unsuccessful assassination attempts targeted government officials in Somalia.…
After Houthi-Saleh forces advanced on the south of Yemen in early 2015, a number of local groups took up arms to fend off the incursion. Members of these groups constitute the bulk of what would become the Hazm Brigades.
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