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
18-24 September 2021

30 September 2021

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, the government extended the ‘State of Siege’ operation once again in the Democratic Republic of Congo; a series of remote attacks hit Burundi; a failed coup attempt was reported in Sudan;…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
18-24 September 2021

30 September 2021

Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, disorder increased. Election-related violence was reported in Russia, as official results of Russian parliamentary elections confirmed victory for the ruling party. In Germany and France, individual gunmen carried out separate shootings after being asked to follow government-mandated coronavirus measures. Meanwhile, climate activists held demonstrations across Europe,…

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Regional Overview: South America
18-24 September 2021

30 September 2021

Last week in South America, Argentinian President Alberto Fernández staged a cabinet reshuffle in response to low voter support for the ruling Frente de Todos coalition during the midterm primary elections held on 12 September. Violent attacks against civilians increased significantly in Colombia compared to the previous week. In Brazil, clashes between drug trafficking groups…

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Regional Overview: United States
18-24 September 2021

30 September 2021

Demonstration levels in the United States slightly increased last week compared to the week prior, largely due to a rise in demonstrations supporting immigration and a spike in demonstrations involving environmental groups. Despite a slight decrease compared to the previous week, events related to the COVID-19 pandemic continued to be the single largest driver of…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
18-24 September 2021

29 September 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstrations and violence against civilians remained high. In Haiti, riots broke out at Port-au-Prince airport as deported migrants were returned to the country from the United States. Meanwhile, Haitian police clashed with the Mawozo 400 gang for two consecutive days in Croix-des-Bouquets. In Guatemala, unidentified suspects…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
18-24 September 2021

29 September 2021

Last week in the Middle East, Houthi forces inflicted a major blow to pro-Hadi forces in Yemen as they captured several districts of the Shabwah governorate and also encountered significant successes in Marib. In Syria, a Global Coalition airstrike targeted a Hurras Al Deen vehicle near Idleb, killing two commanders. In Iraq, clashes broke out…

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