Notable developments in Africa during the week of July 21st, include Israeli airstrikes in Egypt, continued violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, and Lake Chad area, as well as a crackdown on the Islamic Movement in Nigeria.
Key developments in Africa during the week of July 14th include continued violence in Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo, while attacks spread into new territories in Burkina Faso. In Ethiopia, security forces violently dispersed demonstrations. In Cameroon, despite on-going
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
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
Major developments for the week of May 19th include a series of al Shabaab bombings in Somalia; a large Islamic State-Boko Haram attack against a military base in Nigeria; Ambazonian, Boko Haram and state violence in Cameroon; protests and strikes
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 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
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
Key developments in Africa during the week of March 24th include the high level of civilian targeting in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon and around the Lake Chad; the localised tensions in the DRC despite an overall reduction in conflict
ACLED Research Analyst Hilary Matfess investigates increasing abductions in Cameroon as violence expands beyond the country’s Anglophone regions. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.