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
ACLED Researcher Nick Grinstead breaks down the varying roles played by different pro-regime forces in Deir-ez-Zor, Syria.
Throughout the Middle East region last week, reported fatalities dropped significantly – totalling about half of what was reported at the beginning of November. This drop may be related to a dip in reported battles; however, instances of remote violence
Last week, in South and Southeast Asia, there was an increase in demonstrations while organized violence remained static overall. The week was marked by two Taliban attacks on foreign forces in Afghanistan, large-scale farmer protests in India, a surge of
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
ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik, Middle East Research Manager Tom Hart, and Communications Officer Sam Jones examine the surge in protest activity that preceded Bahrain’s 2018 parliamentary elections.
ACLED Asia Research Manager Daniela Pollmann reviews recent efforts by India’s Naxalite-Maoist insurgency to attack government forces and disrupt elections in Chhattisgarh.
In this infographic, ACLED Assistant Syria Research Manager Stephanie Anderson analyzes the consequences of political violence for the civilian population of Aleppo, Syria.
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