Regional Overview: Africa
31 May – 6 June 2020

Last week in Africa, the head of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) was killed in a French military operation in northern Mali; Khalifa Haftar supported a ceasefire after his Libyan National Army (LNA) forces withdrew from Libya’s capital Tripoli; and Congolese military forces (FARDC) regained territory in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri province.…

Regional Overview: Africa
17-30 May 2020

During the previous fortnight in Africa, the Government of National Accord (GNA) made key gains in the west of Libya, further frustrating the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) Tripoli offensive; the Allied Defence Force (ADF) consolidated recent moves outside their traditional area of operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s northeast; and Al Shabaab assassinated a governor in Somalia’s Puntland for the second time in the last two months.…

Regional Overview: Africa
10-16 May 2020

In Africa last week, armed groups carried out attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic despite previous calls for ceasefires; Boko Haram suffered significant losses as Nigerian and Nigerien forces launched operations across both countries; and demonstration levels continued to rise in northern Africa.…