Regional Overview – Africa 17 September 2019

During the past week, Africa’s notable violence occurred in several typical hotspots:  Al Shabaab attacks targeted government officials in Somalia; intensified battles between Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Government of National Accord (GNA) continued in Libya; violence targeting civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burkina Faso was significant, and many violent demonstrations occurred in Nigeria around Ashura.…

Regional Overview – Africa 4 June 2019

Major developments for the week of May 26th include assassinations of government figures carried out by al Shabaab in Somalia, a large IS-Boko Haram attack against an IDP convoy in Nigeria, several Allied Democratic Forces attacks against military positions in North Kivu, continued Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM) and/or Islamic State attacks against civilian areas in Burkina Faso, and ongoing election protests in Algeria.…