Zarb-e-Azb: One year On

The Pakistani Armed Forces launched operation Zarb-e-Azb on June 15th  2014. Hailed as the first “comprehensive operation” (The News June 15 2014) in Pakistan, the state deemed it a required response after the joint Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) June 8th 2014 attack on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.…

Update — Burundi Local Data on Recent Unrest (26 Apr – 12 Sept 2015)

ACLED has released a new update of the recent unrest in Burundi, covering events from 26 April to 12 September 2015. This update can be found here. These real-time data draw primarily on crowd-sourced information available from 2015Burundi as well as from ACLED’s weekly real-time conflict data release.…

Update — Burundi Local Data on Recent Unrest (26 Apr – 5 Sept 2015)

ACLED has released a new update of the recent unrest in Burundi. This twelfth update covering events from 26 April to 5 September 2015 can be found here. These real-time data draw primarily on crowd-sourced information available from 2015Burundi as well as from ACLED’s weekly real-time conflict data release.…

Zimbabwe — September 2015 Update

In August, conflict activity in Zimbabwe reached the lowest levels since December 2014, with 12 recorded conflict events and no reported fatalities. Conflict levels have been decreasing since April, when competition for the June by-elections contributed to escalating violence (ACLED Trends Report, June 2015).…

Tunisia — September 2015 Update

For the second consecutive month, the number of conflict events in Tunisia continued to decrease and overall conflict remained below average levels. In August, ACLED recorded 18 discrete conflict events, the lowest level since November 2014 when, however, the number of fatalities was higher (11, against the 6 recorded in the past month).…

Sudan — September 2015 Update

August witnessed the lowest levels of political violence in Sudan, both in terms of activity and reported fatalities since the start of 2015. This decrease in violence has been driven by a reduction in violence against civilians, especially by political militias as incidences of civilian targeting by political militias decreased from 41 in July to 21 in August (see Figure 1).…

South Sudan — September 2015 Update

Levels of political violence in South Sudan decreased in August with reported fatalities falling by over 60% (see Figure 1). This relative lull in violence follows a particularly unstable July in which government forces —supported by Bul Nuer and Warrap Dinka fighters — killed 200 civilians in Mayendit and Leer (Sudan Tribune, 12 August 2015).…

Update — Burundi Local Data on Recent Unrest (26 Apr – 22 Aug 2015)

ACLED has released a new update of the recent unrest in Burundi. This tenth update covering the events from 26 April to 22 August 2015 can be found here. These real-time data draw primarily on crowd-sourced information available from 2015Burundi as well as from ACLED’s weekly real-time conflict data release.…

Update — Burundi Local Data on Recent Unrest (26 Apr – 15 Aug 2015)

ACLED has released a new update of the recent unrest in Burundi. This ninth update covering the events from 26 April to 15 August 2015 can be found here. These real-time data draw primarily on crowd-sourced information available from 2015Burundi as well as from ACLED’s weekly real-time conflict data release.…