Update — Burundi Local Data on Recent Unrest (26 Apr – 18 Jul 2015)

In recent weeks, ACLED has been releasing updated data about recent unrests in Burundi. Drawing mainly on information displayed on 2015Burundi, we have updated the ACLED dataset. Data covering conflict events through 18 July are now available here. New data covering events that occurred during the past week are included, as well as updates to data from…

Update — Burundi Local Data on Recent Unrest (26 Apr – 11 Jul 2015)

In recent weeks, ACLED has been releasing updated data about recent unrests in Burundi. Drawing mainly on information displayed on 2015Burundi, we have updated the ACLED dataset. Data covering conflict events through 11 July are now available here. New data covering events that occurred during the past week are included, as well as updates to data from…

South Sudan — July 2015 Update

Levels of political conflict in South Sudan decreased in June 2015. Though the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which has overseen multiple peace negotiations aimed at ending the 18-month conflict, may be tempted to refer to this drop in conflict as a sign of progress, the decrease is more likely due to the onset of…

Burundi — July 2015 Update

The political crisis in Burundi is entering its 14th week and though aggregate levels of political violence have decreased since May when mass rioting and protests took hold of the capital, the forms of political violence employed by the varying sides of the political divide have become more lethal (see Figure 1). The riots and…

Tunisia — July 2015 Update

While a new series of violent events targeted civilians and security forces in June, Tunisia witnessed a sustained increase in political violence (see Figure 1). Not only is the number of conflict events rising, reported fatalities were also at their highest since January 2011. Four national guards died in two separate shoot-outs with Islamist militias…

Mali — July 2015 Update

Mali’s current outlook can be termed as cautiously optimistic, although significant challenges remain following the signing of a peace treaty between the Government of Mali and representatives of the Tuareg-led rebels from the Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA) on June 20 (Al Jazeera, June 21, 2015). During the month the peace treaty was signed,…

Burundi Local Data on Recent Unrest — Updated

ACLED has released updated data about recent unrests in Burundi. Drawing mainly on information displayed on 2015Burundi, we have updated the ACLED dataset. Data from 26 April to 26 June 2015 were published last month. New data covering conflict events through 5 July are now available here. The latest events in Burundi have confirmed previous trends. Though no…

Recent Burundi Local Data — Updated

ACLED has released updated data about recent unrests in Burundi. Over the last two months, Bujumbura – and, over time, several countryside towns – have experienced recurring protests and riots from opposition members to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term. Drawing mainly on information displayed on 2015Burundi, we have updated the ACLED dataset.…

Changing Patterns of Violence in Burundi’s Political Crisis: A comparison to Burkina Faso and Democratic Republic of Congo

The decision by Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza to push for a third term in government has pulled the country into its most intractable political crisis since the end of the 2005 civil war. Protests started in late April and quickly escalated to include riots, grenade attacks and the targeted lynching of those suspected of being…

Recent Burundi Local Data

ACLED has released updated data about recent unrest in Burundi. Over the last seven weeks, Bujumbura – and, over time, several countryside towns – have experienced recurring protests and riots from opposition members to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term. Drawing mainly on information displayed on 2015Burundi, we have updated the ACLED dataset.…