With Nigeria’s next General Election set for 16 February 2019, Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik surveys the changing political violence landscape in the years since the last vote. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.
Boko Haram’s attack on Rann, a town in North East Nigeria on January 28th resulted in 60 reported fatalities and more than 30,000 people fleeing (Al Jazeera, 29 January 2019). The attack on Rann came just after the Multi-National Joint
Key developments in Africa in the week of January 27th include the militant violence in Burkina Faso, the rising instability in Nigeria ahead of the February elections, and the political tensions in Cameroon, Burundi and Western Africa. Jihadism in the
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.
Key developments in Africa in the week of January 13th include the Al Shabaab show of strength in Kenya amidst heavy defeats in Somalia; the violent ethnic attacks in Nigeria, Mali and Ethiopia; and the unrest in Zimbabwe and Ivory
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
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.
Key developments in the week of December 2nd include the escalating Islamic State activity in Egypt and Burkina Faso; the instability posed by other Islamist militants such as in Mozambique; and the high tensions in Togo and Ethiopia. The Islamic
Key developments in the week of November 25th include the large military operations in Nigeria and Sudan, the insecurity in the DRC and Chad, and the continued government intimidation campaigns launched in Angola. There were notable military operations in Nigeria
Key trends in Africa in the week of November 18th include the large campaigns launched against Islamist militants in Mali and Somalia and the high Boko Haram activity in Niger and Nigeria. Other relevant developments include the political tensions in