Regional Overview: Africa
24-30 April 2021

Last week in Africa, ongoing insecurity prompted the enactment of a state of siege in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and a parliamentary proposal for similar emergency powers in Nigeria; opposition claims of government illegitimacy prompted violent clashes in Chad and Somalia; and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) launched deadly assaults on military…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
17-23 April 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, anti-coup demonstrations continued in Myanmar, as demonstrators expressed their support for the newly formed National Unity Government (NUG) composed of lawmakers elected in the November 2020 elections. Demonstrators also demanded the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) invite NUG representatives to the ASEAN leaders’ meeting convened on 24 April. Meanwhile,…

Regional Overview: Europe
17-23 April 2021

Last week, in Russia, people staged mass demonstrations demanding access to medical aid for imprisoned de facto opposition leader Alexei Navalny. In Belarus, demonstrations were held against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko. In Northern Ireland, loyalist unrest continued with rioting and unannounced parades. In Portugal, thousands demonstrated against the proposed ban of a far-right political…