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
20-26 February 2021

4 March 2021

Last week in Africa, the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed during an attack on a World Food Programme convoy; the Libyan Interior Minister survived a shootout in Tripoli; and hundreds of schoolgirls were kidnapped during the latest school attack in Nigeria. In Algeria, demonstrators commemorated the second anniversary of the…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
20-26 February 2021

4 March 2021

Last week in the Middle East, clashes continued between pro-Hadi and Houthi forces in Yemen, with the Houthis intensifying their offensive towards Marib City. In Syria, US forces carried out airstrikes targeting positions of Iranian-backed groups in response to attacks against US and coalition personnel in Iraq. Meanwhile, violent demonstrations broke out in Nassriya city…

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Regional Overview: South America
20-26 February 2021

4 March 2021

Last week in South America, protests against gender-based violence continued to take place in Argentina and Venezuela amid high femicide rates. Violence derived from disputes between armed groups and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissidents continues to take place in Colombia. In Brazil, protests were held against President Jair Bolsonaro amid the coronavirus crisis.…

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Regional Overview: South America
13-19 February 2021

25 February 2021

Last week in South America, the final results of the presidential elections in Ecuador led to large protest marches by indigenous groups in support of the defeated indigenous candidate. In Argentina, nationwide demonstrations against gender-based violence were once again reported following a femicide. Fighting between armed groups and state forces intensified in Colombia, with the…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
13-19 February 2021

25 February 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, demonstrations against the military coup in Myanmar continued unabated as support for the civil disobedience movement continues to grow. Notably, some ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) have also voiced their support for the movement and offered protection to demonstrators. Additionally, in Shan state, Myanmar, fighting between rebel groups locked in a…

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Regional Overview: Europe
13-19 February 2021

24 February 2021

Last week, a new wave of demonstrations in support of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny took place across Russia with almost no arrests. Meanwhile, political unrest in Spain increased with violent demonstrations taking place against the arrest of Pablo Hasel. In Belarus, the demonstrations against President Lukashenko have spotlighted the poor treatment of journalists covering…

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