When Emerging Democracies Breed Violence: Sierra Leone 20 Years after the Civil War

This is a joint report produced by the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) in partnership with Clingendael – the Netherlands Institute of International Relations and the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding-Sierra Leone (WANEP-SL). Download a PDF Introduction During the 1990s, Sierra Leone was a synonym for violence, with a major war ravaging…

Regional Overview – Africa 30 June 2018

The most notable trend in Africa on the week of July 22nd was the rise in violence involving Islamist militants across a number of countries. In Somalia, Al Shabaab carried out multiple operations across southern regions. The group claimed responsibility for several IED and grenade explosions targeting government officials and troops in Mogadishu, Baidoa, Belet…

Regional Overview – Africa 23 June 2018

Key developments in Africa in the week of July 15th include increased attacks by Boko Haram in several states surrounding Nigeria, and targeted political violence in Zimbabwe and Burundi. Regular fighting also occurred in Somalia, Mali, CAR and DRC, while riots and protests dominated the political landscapes in Ghana, Kenya and North Africa. In Chad,…