Regional Overview – Africa
16 July 2019

Key developments in Africa during the week of July 7th include clashes in the Central African Republic, Boko Haram activity in the Lake Chad area, a deadly attack by al Shabaab in Somalia, and violent clashes between demonstrators and security

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16 July 2019

Bad Blood: Violence in Ethiopia Reveals the Strain of Ethno-Federalism under Prime Minister Abiy

In this infographic, ACLED Research Analyst Hilary Matfess tracks recent attacks targeting political figures in Ethiopia and explores their potential impact on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s reform agenda. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights

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New Data From Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD) Complements ACLED Reporting

ACLED is pleased to announce the incorporation of partner data collected by the Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD). In this infographic, ACLED Research Analyst Hilary Matfess explores the new data and examines how the partnership has improved our coverage of

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Regional Overview – Africa
9 July 2019

Notable developments during the week of June 30th include military offensives against militias in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria, a deadly airstrike on a migrant detention center in Tripoli, and continued inter-communal violence in Mali. In Sudan, the Transitional

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9 July 2019

The Rapid Support Forces and the Escalation of Violence in Sudan

After nearly six months of continuous protests, tensions between demonstrators and the Sudanese Transitional Government are mounting. On June 3, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), opened fire on a peaceful sit-in in Khartoum. This event, in which more than 100

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Regional Overview – Africa
1 July 2019

Key developments in Africa during the week of June 23rd include extrajudicial killings in Burkina Faso, a reported IED attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and continued Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, while volatility persisted in the horn in

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1 July 2019

Développements explosifs : la menace croissante des engins explosifs improvisés dans l’ouest du Niger

Durant les sept derniers mois, des groupes armés ont conduit une série d’attaques au moyen d’engins explosifs improvisés (EEI) dans l’ouest du Niger – une première dans cette zone en proie à l’insurrection. L’utilisation croissante d’EEI par l’État Islamique au

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Regional Overview – Africa
25 June 2019

Notable developments in Africa during the week of June 16th include an attempted coup d’état in Ethiopia, a sharp escalation of communal violence in the Ituri province of DRC, continued inter-communal violence in central Mali and Nigeria, and political protests

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25 June 2019

Explosive Developments: The Growing Threat of IEDs in Western Niger

This report is also available in French. Over the past seven months, armed groups across Western Niger have executed a series of IED attacks – a first in the area’s ongoing insurgency. The increasing use of IEDs by the Islamic

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Regional Overview – Africa
17 June 2019

Key developments in Africa in the week of June 9th include intercommunal violence in Mali and the Democratic Republic of Congo, while IS-backed Boko Haram carried out attacks on security forces in northern Cameroon and Nigeria. In addition, protests continued

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17 June 2019