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
26 February-4 March 2022

10 March 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, two rival governments emerged in Libya; clashes between gunmen and a Bor Dinka militia resulted in numerous fatalities in South Sudan; JNIM carried out deadly attacks on…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
26 February-4 March 2022

10 March 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the National Resistance Front (NRF), the Islamic State (IS), and unknown groups continued to attack Taliban forces in Afghanistan. The Taliban launched nationwide operations during which they arrested IS members and reportedly detained and tortured civilians. Additionally, former judges and engineers working for the government held protests in…

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Regional Overview: East Asia Pacific
26 February-4 March 2022

10 March 2022

Last week in the East Asia Pacific region, the Myanmar military continued crackdowns in the resistance strongholds of Magway and Sagaing regions. North Korea conducted its eighth missile test of the year. In the Philippines, a military operation against Islamic State (IS)-inspired groups in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao led to nine fatalities.…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
19-25 February 2022

4 March 2022

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, state authorities repressed freedom of expression, and prosecuted individuals for morality-related crimes. In Egypt, a prominent journalist’s comments questioning an important Muslim belief led to backlash from religious bodies and parliament. In Iran, students protested against a perceived insult to Islamic values at a film festival.…

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Regional Overview: United States and Canada
19-25 February 2022

3 March 2022

Last week in Canada and the United States, anti-vaccine demonstrations in support of ‘Freedom Convoys’ as well as pro-Ukraine demonstrations dominated the protest landscape in both countries. Uniquely, however, demonstration levels in Canada last week remained stable while those in the United States decreased. In Canada, a sharp decrease in anti-vaccine ‘Freedom Convoys’ came alongside…

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Regional Overview: South America
19-25 February 2022

3 March 2022

Last week in South America, opponents of former President Evo Morales took to the streets in Bolivia to mark the anniversary of the unsuccessful 21 February 2016 referendum, which would have removed presidential term limits. In Brazil, a prison riot broke out in a detainment facility in Bahia, and violent attacks perpetrated by the First…

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