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 5 March 2019

5 March 2019

Key developments in Africa in the week of February 24th include an increase in the fighting in Somalia; violence against Fulani communities in Burkina Faso and Mali amid rising militant activity; the targeting of Ebola structures in the DRC; and a spread of anti-government demonstrations in Northern and Western Africa. Battles, remote violence and violence…

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Regional Overview – Asia 5 March 2019

5 March 2019

Last week, levels of organized violence remained static while demonstration events continued to decrease across the South and Southeast Asian regions. In South Asia, military tensions between India and Pakistan escalated with both countries launching aerial strikes in each other’s territory. Meanwhile, representatives from both the Taliban and the U.S. met again in Doha, Qatar,…

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Regional Overview – Middle East 26 February 2019

26 February 2019

Throughout the Middle East region last week, instances of battles continued to decrease, while remote violence events such as airstrikes and IED attacks increased, particularly in Syria. This trend has been ongoing since approximately the beginning of 2019. Reported fatalities remained at a level similar to the previous week, decreasing only slightly. Meanwhile, demonstrations decreased…

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Regional Overview – Asia 26 February 2019

26 February 2019

Last week, organised violence remained static while demonstration events decreased slightly across the South and Southeast Asian regions. In South Asia, fighting between security forces and militants continued in Afghanistan and Pakistan, while the militant attack in Pulwama on 14 February continued to dominate organised violence and demonstrations in India and the Kashmir region. In…

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Regional Overview – Africa 26 February 2019

26 February 2019

Key developments in Africa in the week of February 17th include a spike in violence in Nigeria ahead of the elections; violence in oil-field areas in Libya and Mozambique; and large anti-government protests in Egypt and Sudan. As Nigeria headed to the polls on February 23rd with a week’s delay, political violence in the country…

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Regional Overview – Middle East 19 February 2019

19 February 2019

Throughout the Middle East region last week, instances of battles continued to decrease, while remote violence events such as airstrikes and IED attacks increased. This trend has been ongoing since approximately the beginning of 2019. Reported fatalities remained relatively low despite increasing slightly from the previous week. Demonstrations meanwhile increased significantly from the previous week,…

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