ACLED has released new real-time local conflict data on the recent unrest in Burundi. This seventh update covering the events from 26 April to 1 August 2015 can be found here. These data mainly draw on crowd-sourced information available from 2015Burundi as well as the conflict data included in ACLED’s weekly real-time conflict data release.
Though, during the week of the presidential election (20 July 2015), Burundi experienced a significant increase in violence, last week (week of 27 July 2015) was relatively quieter, with only two violent conflict events coded. However, as experienced by Burundi in the past, real-time coding remains subject to delays.
Apart from violent events, recent patterns show civilians trying to cross the border into Rwanda and Tanzania. Last week, several groups of youths were arrested by the Imbonerakure in Mishiha and Cankuzo, and jailed in Ruyigi. Several similar events occurred during the weeks preceding the presidential elections, targeting families trying to escape the unstable Burundian situation.