ACLED has released updated data about recent unrest in Burundi. Over the last seven weeks, Bujumbura – and, over time, several countryside towns – have experienced recurring protests and riots from opposition members to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term. Drawing mainly on information displayed on 2015Burundi, we have updated the ACLED dataset.
2015Burundi’s events have been re-coded following ACLED’s methodology. 2015Burundi coded as separate incidents occurring within a single conflict event (e.g., barricades, clashes with police forces, rioters killed, and so on). While this provides further nuance about conflict dynamics, it has the effect of painting the illusion of more activity than what may have occurred on the ground. In order to maintain coherence with the rest of the ACLED dataset, ACLED has merged these incidents into single events, in line with ACLED coding methods. Details and insights about each of the incidents coded by 2015Burundi remains available in the note column for each ACLED conflict event. Data from 26 April 2015 to 11 June 2015 are available here.