Since emerging in Borno State in North East Nigeria in 2009, the vast majority of Boko Haram’s violent activities have been concentrated in Nigeria. In the ten years the group has been active, more than 70% of violent events associated
Key developments in Africa in the week of May 5th include continued government offensives against al Shabaab in Somalia, renewed al Shabaab attacks in Kenya, the ongoing battle of Tripoli in Libya, communal and rebel violence in Democratic Republic of
Key developments in Africa in the week of April 28th include continued Boko Haram attacks in the Lake Chad region, ongoing election and governance protests in Sudan, Benin and South Africa, Islamic State activity in Democratic Republic of Congo, and
In this infographic, ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik examines electoral violence and demonstration activity going into South Africa’s 8 May 2019 general election. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.
The ouster of Omar al-Bashir as President of Sudan following weeks of public demonstrations has been rightly hailed as a historic change; however, the removal of Bashir has not signified the end of the protest movement. Public demonstrations demanding political
Key developments in Africa in the week of April 21st include the deterioration of the security situation in the Soum province of Burkina Faso; the United States airstrikes on Islamic State targets in northern Somalia amid reduced overall activity in
ACLED Research Analyst Hilary Matfess charts the recent surge in ADF activity on the heels of its most active year yet. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.
Key developments in Africa in the week of April 14th include the escalation of threats in the DRC’s North-Kivu province; the heavy battles against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad area amid changing risks posed by the groups; and the
By advancing on Tripoli, Haftar counted on the defection of GNA-aligned forces, and bargained on the loyalty – and capacity – of his own. After a fortnight of fighting, the bet appears unlikely to pay off. On 3 April 2019,
Key developments in Africa in the week of April 7th include the coup in Sudan, the intensification of fighting in Libya’s Tripoli, and other high-impact attacks in Egypt, the DRC, South Sudan and Nigeria. Relevant demonstrations also spanned South Africa,