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
Islamist groups have been deemed one of the most significant threats to international security in the 21st century, and current conflicts include peak levels of political violence involving Islamist actors (New York Times, 6 July 2018). Islamism can imply a
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
Since the first suicide bombing recorded by ACLED in 2002, there have been more than 1,600 suicide bombings, which have resulted in more than 18,000 reported fatalities. The most suicide bombings have been recorded in Iraq (where there have been
Developments in Africa during the week of March 10th highlight the continued jihadist threats in Somalia, Mali, and Niger; the renewed violence by Fulani pastoralist militias in Nigeria; the violent state response to the continuing insurgency in the Anglophone Cameroon;
Key developments in Africa in the week of February 24th include an increase in the fighting in Somalia; violence against Fulani communities in Burkina Faso and Mali amid rising militant activity; the targeting of Ebola structures in the DRC; and
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.
ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik examines Al Shabaab’s continued capacity for violence even in the face of consistent military pressure. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.