Regional Overview – Africa 2 April 2019

Key developments in Africa during the week of March 24th include the high level of civilian targeting in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon and around the Lake Chad; the localised tensions in the DRC despite an overall reduction in conflict activity in the post-elections period; the threats posed by Al Shabaab in Somalia; and the many attacks against CNL supporters in Burundi.…

Political Violence Skyrockets in the Sahel According to Latest ACLED Data

28 March 2019: As the UN Security Council returns from a visit to Mali and Burkina Faso, the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) has recorded a massive spike in deadly violence across the Sahel.1 Over the last five months, there has been an increase in both fatalities and conflict events in the region, with approximately 5,000 reported fatalities and more than 1,200 violent events recorded by ACLED.…

Beyond the Caliphate: The Islamic State’s Global Future

ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik tracks Islamic State activity outside of its former “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria, evaluating the militant group’s continued potential for global disruption.* ________ *Correction: This infographic previously included activity where the specific faction of Boko Haram involved in the event (Barnawi or Shekau faction) was unknown based on reporting.…