Cabo Ligado Weekly: 17-23 August 2020

Download Report By the Numbers: Cabo Delgado, October 2017-August 2020 Total number of organized violence events: 493 Total number of reported fatalities from organized violence: 1,495 Total number of reported fatalities from civilian targeting: 962 Please note: ACLED’s real-time data updates are currently paused through 1 August 2020. Data for 2…

In Light of the Kafolo Attack: The Jihadi Militant Threat in the Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast Borderlands

On 11 June 2020, militants believed to be members of the Al Qaeda-affiliated Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) attacked a mixed Ivorian military and gendarmerie post in the border village of Kafolo — the first jihadi militant attack to strike Ivory Coast since the 2016 shootings at the Grand-Bassam resort. While the Kafolo incident marks…

Comparing ‘new’ and ‘old’ media crisis monitoring in Kenya’s unprecedented elections

Media monitoring can play an important role in tracking, preventing, responding to and understanding violence and unrest. It is often used to identify, track and map incidents of insecurity and patterns in escalation and de-escalation in ongoing crises. Monitoring can draw on either ‘old’ media, such as newspapers, and/or ‘new’ social media, such as Twitter…

Threats on the Frontline: Violence Targeting Humanitarian Aid Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic compounds existing vulnerabilities faced by humanitarian aid workers assisting communities in conflict-affected regions around the world. To mark World Humanitarian Day 2020, ACLED Research Analyst Curtis Goos maps political violence targeting aid workers across our coverage areas. ACLED coverage of violence targeting aid workers is enhanced by partner data from the Aid…

Cabo Ligado Weekly: 10-16 August 2020

Download Report By the Numbers: Cabo Delgado, October 2017-August 2020 Total number of organized violence events: 493 Total number of reported fatalities from organized violence: 1,495 Total number of reported fatalities from civilian targeting: 962 Please note: ACLED’s real-time data updates are currently paused through 1 August 2020. Data for 2…

The Asifah Brigade

Little-Known Military Brigades and Armed Groups in Yemen: A Series This series maps the activity of little-known military brigades and armed groups proliferating throughout the conflict in Yemen. Mapping these actors has become relevant for understanding future trajectories of violence in Yemen as some of them have developed significant combat capabilities with shifting allegiances. While…

Cabo Ligado Weekly: 3-9 August 2020

Download Report By the Numbers: Cabo Delgado, October 2017-August 2020 Total number of organized violence events: 493 Total number of reported fatalities from organized violence: 1,495 Total number of reported fatalities from civilian targeting: 962 Please note: ACLED’s real-time data updates are currently paused through 1 August 2020. Data for 2…