In this infographic, ACLED Research Analyst Hilary Matfess highlights underreported conflict developments in North Africa, Chad, and Angola.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli was sworn into office in November 2015 after campaigning on promises to crack down on corruption and to bolster employment in the country (The Citizen, 21 November 2015). Though Magufuli’s reform efforts were initially met with
Key developments in the week of November 25th include the large military operations in Nigeria and Sudan, the insecurity in the DRC and Chad, and the continued government intimidation campaigns launched in Angola. There were notable military operations in Nigeria
An attack on a police station and a military post in Mocimboa da Praia, a town on the coast of northern Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province in October 2017, by an unnamed armed group resulted in the death of two policemen
Since the 2016 elections, in which the Patriotic Front’s Edgar Lungu was elected President, Zambia’s political atmosphere has been marked by contestation and closing democratic space. Since taking office, President Lungu has demonstrated increasingly authoritarian behaviors, including the prosecution of
Key trends in Africa in the week of November 18th include the large campaigns launched against Islamist militants in Mali and Somalia and the high Boko Haram activity in Niger and Nigeria. Other relevant developments include the political tensions in
Key developments in the week of November 11th include the layered insecurity in Mali, the unpredictability of the recent Boko Haram activity in Nigeria, the instability in CAR and the DRC, and large protests in North Africa. In Mali, a
ACLED Research Analyst Hilary Matfess traces the rise of intercommunal violence around Mali’s 2018 election season in this infographic.
More than 50 people were reportedly killed by a car bomb detonated on November 9th in Mogadishu, Somalia by al Shabaab. The event was the largest single al Shabaab attack on civilians since October 2017, when 587 fatalities were reported
Key trends in Africa in the week of November 4th include the continued violence against civilians in Cameroon, the deadliest attack in Mogadishu of 2018 and the escalation of political violence in Guinea. Other relevant developments spanned the DRC, Chad,