Update — Burundi Local Data on Recent Unrest (26 Apr 2015 – 20 February 2016)

Update — Burundi Local Data on Recent Unrest (26 Apr 2015 – 20 February 2016)

A new update of the recent unrest in Burundi, covering events from 26 April 2015 to 20 February 2016 has been released by ACLED. This update can be found here. ACLED has covered the Burundi crisis with regular data updates

Trends and Unexpected Developments in Africa 2015

Trends and Unexpected Developments in Africa 2015

A look back at political conflict across the African continent this past year yields a number of trends and unexpected developments. Leaders have sought to extend constitutional term limits to remain in power – leading to demonstrations and conflict within

Rebel Groups of the DRC and Attacks on Civilians

Rebel Groups of the DRC and Attacks on Civilians

When looking at violence against civilians in DR-Congo from 2009-2014, rebel groups have been responsible for the majority of fatalities in these violent events (Figure 1). ACLED regards ‘rebels’ as armed agents in opposition to the established government with aims

A comparison of violence against civilians between US-backed African regimes and Africa’s ‘pariah states’

A comparison of violence against civilians between US-backed African regimes and Africa’s ‘pariah states’

The three day US Africa Leaders Summit, which ended last week, has faced criticism for leaving the issue of human rights largely off the agenda (McGreal, 13 August 2014; Friedman, 7 August 2014). Obama himself acknowledged that some keys allies in