The past two weeks on the Africa continent have been dominated by high-impact military operations and by worrying military and political trends in several countries. In Mali on April 1st, an operation led by the French Barkhane troops in coordination
Last week, key trends on the African continent included an increasing level of political violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) and in Mali, as well as a high-level attack in Egypt ahead of the 26 March elections. The
The week of 11 March has been particularly brutal for civilians in Africa’s largest countries. Dozens of attacks on civilians by non-state armed groups reflected the mounting political tensions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In Orientale’s Djugu area,
Political violence and protest events in Africa over the week of 4 March were defined by a number of trends: First, battles involving Boko Haram were less pronounced while violence against civilians continued; multiple forms of violence were present in
This interactive visual displays maps and charts featuring an overview of African political violence and protest trends from 1997 – 2017. Apply or remove filters by country and event type to broaden or limit your assessment of the data.
This interactive visual displays maps and charts featuring recent trends in political violence and protests in Africa. Apply or remove filters by country and event type to broaden or limit your assessment of the data.
Political violence and protest events in Africa over the week of 25 February showed at least three key developments and points of concern. First, Islamist militants attacked for the third time since January 2016 Burkina Faso’s Ouagadougou. The militants struck
A drop in political violence and protest was recorded in the normally active countries of Africa last week, including Nigeria, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Proportionally, battles between armed groups increased compared to the week beginning 11 February.
The number of distinct acts of political violence and protest across Africa remained stable last week. Yet some significant developments include: an increase in the number and intensity of clashes recorded in Egypt, Mali and Somalia and the resignation of
Conflict and protest across Africa dropped slightly from the 4th-10th of February, compared to the previous week. This drop-off in activity is largely owing to a downward trend in protest, which declined from the previous week; and fewer attacks by