Regional Overview: Africa 26 January – 1 February 2020

During the last week across Africa, armed clashes and attacks fell, while demonstrations levels remained high across the continent driven by ongoing movements in Northern and Western Africa. Despite falling levels of violence, large numbers of civilian displacements and civilian fatalities were reported in the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo, respectively.…

Regional Overview: Africa 19-25 January 2020

Last week, heightened levels of demonstration activity continued on the back of ongoing nationwide anti-government demonstrations in Guinea. In the Sahel countries, militants employed contrasting tactics in their ongoing insurgency, predominantly targeting civilians in Burkina Faso and state forces in Mali. Meanwhile, Boko Haram launched attacks on civilians across the neighboring countries of Chad, Niger,…

Ten Conflicts to Worry About in 2020

Our annual special report reviews the past year of data for 10 key conflicts with a look toward trends to watch in the coming months. Access ACLED data directly through the export tool, and find more information about ACLED methodology in our Resource Library. To explore an interactive visualization of this special report, click here. To…

Regional Overview: Africa 5-11 January 2020

Western Africa again dominated reported fatalities in the continent last week, with significant militant attacks on military bases recorded in the Sahel countries of Niger and Mali, as well as ongoing militant activity Nigeria. In Cameroon, Ambazonian separatists staged political kidnappings in an attempt to interrupt the upcoming elections. In the Democratic Republic of Congo,…

Regional Overview: Africa 15 December 2019 – 4 January 2020

Over the last three weeks, heightened militant activity has underpinned large numbers of reported fatalities in Western Africa and Eastern Africa. The Libyan conflict and a dramatic escalation of violence in Sudan’s West Darfur dominated violence in Northern Africa. Meanwhile, recent militant campaigns of violence against civilian populations continued in the Democratic Republic of Congo.…