Our monthly analysis briefs break down the latest ACLED data on political violence and protest trends around the world, highlighting potential early warning signs for closer monitoring.
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3 February 2023
Regional Overview Africa January 2023 Posted: 3 February 2023 < Back to Africa hub Back to Regional Overviews > EnglishFrançaisEnglish CAR and Mali: Heightened mercenary engagement in conflicts In January, political violence events involving Wagner Group reached their highest level in Mali since the Russian private military company deployed in late 2021 (for more on…Read More
2 February 2023
View latest month’s regional overview EnglishFrançaisEnglish Somalia: Military forces gain ground against Al-Shabaab, as tensions build in Somaliland Somali military forces (SNA) and allied militias took control over several strategic al-Shabaab strongholds in December, including some controlled by the group since 2016, as part of a sustained government offensive against al-Shabaab since September. These takeovers…Read More
7 December 2022
Last week in Africa, Al Qaeda-affiliated Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) continued offensives in Mali and Burkina Faso. An aerial strike hit a military and Wagner Group base in the Central African Republic. In Somalia, a two-day siege by Al Shabaab at a hotel near the Presidential Palace left civilians dead, while in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the March 23 Movement (M23) was accused of war crimes.Read More