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
16-22 April 2022

28 April 2022

Weekly reports on the latest conflict developments in Mozambique and Ethiopia are made available by the Cabo Ligado and Ethiopia Peace Observatory projects, respectively. Last week in Africa, Burkinabe and Nigerien joint operations caused dozens of fatalities among Islamist militants; a rare attack by the Islamic State in southern Libya; armed violence against civilians forced…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
16-22 April 2022

28 April 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, Islamic State (IS) and unidentified groups killed dozens of civilians across separate attacks in Afghanistan, including targeted attacks on mosques and members of the Hazara community. Multiple armed groups launched attacks on the Taliban, including the National Resistance Front (NRF) and the Afghanistan Freedom Front (AFF), while IS…

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Regional Overview: South America
9-15 April 2022

21 April 2022

Last week in South America, violence slightly decreased compared to the week prior, and demonstrations fell by almost half amidst Christian Holy Week celebrations. In Colombia, despite a significant decrease in organized political violence, clashes between armed groups and state forces continued last week, including several armed confrontations involving the Gulf Clan. In Chile, Indigenous…

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Regional Overview: United States and Canada
9-15 April 2022

21 April 2022

Last week, demonstration levels remained stable in the United States and considerably decreased in Canada. While demonstrations supporting Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian invasion comprised the largest share of demonstration events in Canada last week, Ukraine-related demonstrations in the United States decreased. Meanwhile, demonstrations against anti-LGBT+ legislation continued at a stable rate in the United…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
9-15 April 2022

21 April 2022

Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, the Russian military invasion of Ukraine continued, as further evidence of war crimes continued to surface following the retreat of Russian forces from northern Ukraine. The ongoing invasion continued to drive demonstration activity across the region. Violent demonstrations broke out in Sweden over public Quran burnings…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
9-15 April 2022

21 April 2022

Last week in the Middle East, political violence levels remained stable in Yemen during the second week of the UN-sponsored truce, which came into effect on 2 April. In Syria, regime shelling doubled, primarily targeting opposition-controlled areas in Aleppo and Idleb provinces. In Iraq, a sermon by a preacher calling for the destruction of religious…

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