Taking the Streets, Not the State: Civilian Protest Activity and the Attempted Military Coup in Gabon

In this infographic, ACLED Research Analyst Hilary Matfess explores that pattern of riots and protests before and after the attempted coup in Gabon on January 7th, 2019. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

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Insecurity in Southwestern Burkina Faso in the Context of an Expanding Insurgency

While much attention has focused on Burkina’s north and, more recently, east, insecurity has been brewing in the country’s southwestern regions, bordering the Ivory Coast, Mali, and Ghana. In the aftermath of several high-profile attacks in the capital city of

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Regional Overview – Africa
15 January 2019

Key developments in the week of January 6th include the violence in the CAR, the flare-ups along the border between Libya, Chad and Sudan, and the rising frustration with, and within, a number of political systems in Africa, including in

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15 January 2019

Democratic Republic? Unrest Around the DRC’s 2018 General Election

In this infographic, ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik tracks election violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and puts the country’s contentious vote in context. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

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ACLED 2018: The Year in Review

ACLED is pleased to release our 2018 annual report surveying disorder patterns over the past year – ACLED 2018: The Year in Review. Access the full report by ACLED Research Director Dr. Roudabeh Kishi and Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik here. Veuillez trouver ici

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Flour Power: Protests and Riots in Sudan in December 2018

ACLED Research Analyst Hilary Matfess maps the wave of demonstrations across Sudan in late 2018. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

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Regional Overview – Africa
8 January 2019

As 2018 drew to a close, political violence and protests in Africa rose. This overview focuses on a selected number of countries where some of the most important developments occurred at the end of last year and into the current

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8 January 2019

Africa’s Giants Go to the Polls: Upcoming Elections in DRC and Nigeria

In this infographic, ACLED Research Analyst Hilary Matfess unpacks political violence trends in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria ahead of the their upcoming elections.

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New and Emerging Forms of Violence Data for Crisis Response: A Comparative Analysis in Kenya

In partnership with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), ACLED is pleased to present the following policy briefing, working paper, and blog post as part of our joint project to produce a robust evidence base on the opportunities and limitations

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Regional Overview – Africa
18 December 2018

Key developments in Africa in the week of December 9th include the show of force by Boko Haram suicide attackers in Cameroon, the election-related violence in the DRC and Somalia, and continued rise in protests in Northern Africa. In Cameroon,

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18 December 2018