Regional Overviews

Our weekly analysis briefs break down the latest data on political violence and protest trends, highlighting potential early warning signs for closer monitoring.

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Regional Overview: Africa
29 March-4 April 2020

8 April 2020

In Africa last week, government responses to the growing spread of the coronavirus prompted violent demonstrations as well as the continued use of violence by state forces. In Libya, fighting continued despite calls for a ceasefire on the first anniversary of the Tripoli offensive. Meanwhile, Islamist militant groups continued operations in the Sahel and Somalia,…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
22-28 March 2020

2 April 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: an overall decrease in violence and demonstrations following security measures banning public gatherings (including demonstrations) to prevent the spread of coronavirus; and continuing demonstrations and violence over the spread of coronavirus across South Asia. Reported events across South Asia decreased last week as Sri Lanka, Nepal, India,…

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Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
22-28 March 2020

1 April 2020

In Central America and the Caribbean, disorder and related fatalities continued to decrease last week. While the overall number of demonstration events remained low, concern over the spread of the coronavirus prompted demonstration activity across a number of countries. Quarantines ordered by governments to limit the spread of coronavirus have had detrimental effects on livelihoods,…

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Regional Overview: South America
22-28 March 2020

1 April 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: political killings in Colombia; prison riots in Colombia and Peru, as well as peaceful protests by prisoners in Argentina over fears of the coronavirus outbreak; protests both for and against quarantine measures in Brazil; and a decrease in the number of demonstrations in Chile. In Colombia, two…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
22-28 March 2020

1 April 2020

In Central Asia, the continued spread of the coronavirus impacted the security situation in Afghanistan and Kazakhstan last week, while the Taliban intensified attacks on Afghan forces. In the Caucasus, the de facto states of Abkhazia and Artsakh proceeded with scheduled elections despite the pandemic, and cross-border clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia resulted in further…

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Regional Overview: Europe
22-28 March 2020

1 April 2020

Last week, demonstrations across Eastern Europe declined significantly as restrictive measures to limit the spread of coronavirus prevented many protest gatherings. A handful of protests were reported over restrictive government measures and over material shortages resulting from the coronavirus pandemic in Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Ukraine and Russia. The parliament in Kosovo ousted the government…

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