ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik maps the ongoing expansion of the Islamic State in 2019 as the militant group’s global footprint continues to grow. Find more about Islamic State activity around the world here and here. © 2019 Armed Conflict
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
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,
Key developments last week in Africa include the fighting in Libya; the high intercommunal violence in Burkina Faso; the escalation threats in CAR; and the instability in Mozambique, Ethiopia and Northern Africa. In Libya, General Haftar on April 3rd ordered
ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik tracks Islamic State activity outside of its former “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria, evaluating the militant group’s continued potential for global disruption.* ________ *Correction: This infographic previously included activity where the specific faction of Boko
Key developments in Africa in the week of February 17th include a spike in violence in Nigeria ahead of the elections; violence in oil-field areas in Libya and Mozambique; and large anti-government protests in Egypt and Sudan. As Nigeria headed
In the wake of several major withdrawal announcements, ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik maps US military activity across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.
Key developments in the week of February 3rd include the heavy targeting of civilians in Burkina Faso, the instability along Libya’s border with Chad and within Libya itself, and the violence in Cameroon. Last week was particularly violent for civilians
Disorder spread across ACLED’s areas of coverage last year, with political violence and protest surging in more countries than they declined. These trends show few signs of stopping in 2019, as conflict and unrest threaten to expand in scope and scale.