Date:
10 December 2014
CCAPS researchers Ashley Moran and Clionadh Raleigh, with co-author Yacob Mulugetta, explore how local-level conflict and environmental data can assist policymakers and researchers in assessing links between environmental patterns and violence. The brief, published with GMACC, explores the difficulties of bridging between physical and political phenomena through three ongoing conflicts across Africa: Darfur, Mali, and South Sudan.
Date:
07 November 2014

The November 2014 issue of Conflict Trends Report focuses on rebel violence in central Africa’s DR-Congo, on-going and esca-lating volatility in Libya, prospects of peace in Mali as talks continue apace in Algeria, and a review of electoral violence in Mozambique. A special focus topic highlights the dynamics, uses and patterns of remote violence such as that in-volving IEDs and landmines on the continent.

Date:
28 October 2014

In the October 2014 edition of ACLED’s Conflict Trends report, CCAPS researchers Clionadh Raleigh and Caitriona Dowd report on continued violence of Boko Haram, protest dynamics in Egypt, ongoing unrest in South Sudan, and a special focus on the spread of Ebola in West Africa.

Date:
05 September 2014

In the September 2014 edition of ACLED’s Conflict Trends report, CCAPS researchers Clionadh Raleigh and Caitriona Dowd report on the decrease in violence in some areas of Africa, and the steady increases in others.

Date:
08 August 2014
In the August 2014 edition of ACLED’s Conflict Trends Report, CCAPS researchers Clionadh Raleigh and Caitriona Dowd profile the escalation of conflict in South Sudan and Uganda alongside the on-going crisis in Somalia, reductions in hostilities in Mozambique, and the short-term drop in violence in Cameroon for the month of July.
Date:
07 July 2014

The July 2014 edition of ACLED's Conflict Trends report explores conflict dynamics in relation to conflict minerals in DR-Congo, the growing security crisis in Kenya, on-going unrest in Nigeria, clashes between government forces and rebels in Mozambique, and changing dynamics in Mali. 


Date:
05 June 2014
In the June 2014 edition of ACLED’s Conflict Trends Report, CCAPS researchers Clionadh Raleigh and Caitriona Dowd profile the ongoing unrest in the Central African Republic, the attempted peace agreements in Mali, the presidential election in Malawi, student protests in Senegal, and the continuation of violence in Nigeria.
Date:
09 May 2014
In the May 2014 edition of ACLED’s Conflict Trends report, CCAPS researchers Clionadh Raleigh and Caitriona Dowd examine unrest in Algeria and Tunisia, the ongoing crisis in central Africa, the run up to elections in Malawi and South Africa, and the recent abductions by Boko Haram in Nigeria.

Date:
09 April 2014

The April 2014 issue of Conflict Trends report focuses on Central Africa and the Great Lakes Region (Burundi, Central African Republic, DR-Congo, Rwanda, Uganda), Madagascar, South Sudan, and Sudan, with a special report on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report.

Date:
04 April 2014

This ACLED regional report underscores the changing complexity of North Africa’s conflict profile by providing an analysis of the role and activity of the state in political violence, dynamics of civil unrest in the form of riots and protests, and an actor-based study of historic and contemporary Islamist militancy across the region.

Date:
10 March 2014
The March 2014 issue of Conflict Trends report examines the ongoing violence in the Central African Republic, the devolution of power in Kenya and its effect on local conflict in the country, the changing nature of conflict dynamics in Mali, the increasing rate of civilian targeting in Nigeria, and Al Shabaab’s role in the increased conflict levels in Somalia. 

Date:
12 February 2014

The February 2014 issue of Conflict Trends report focuses on the escalation of conflict in Central African Republic, political developments in Kenya and Mozambique, and prospects for peace in South Sudan. The report also provides an in depth overview of the recently launched Version 4 dataset. 

Date:
29 January 2014

In a recent article featured in Nature Climate Change, CCAPS researcher Clionadh Raleigh examines the theory that extreme weather events are the drivers of insecurity and conflict. She argues that suggesting that climate change is the dominant influence on violence can lead to environmental determinism, effectively overlooking the true causes of conflict.

Date:
17 January 2014
This issue of Conflict Trends will provide an overview of 2013 as captured in Version 4 of the ACLED dataset, before profiling dynamics in North Africa, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan, with an emphasis on countries which have experienced persistent instability in recent years.
Date:
09 December 2013

Kenya is the seventh most violent country in the ACLED dataset with just over 3,500 recorded politically violent events between 1997 and September 2013. The report analyzes militia activity in urban areas, communal violence in the Rift Valley and conflict in neighboring Somalia.

Date:
09 December 2013
ACLED's December issue of Conflict Trends focuses on the role of Seleka in fueling conflict in the Central African Republic, the growth of M-23 in DR-Congo, the increase of militia activity in Kenya and the ongoing instability in Libya. The report also looks at the increasing conflict levels in Mali, Mauritania and South Sudan.
Date:
09 December 2013

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DR-Congo) is the second most violent country in the ACLED dataset when measured by the number of conflict events; and the third most fatal over the course of the dataset's coverage (1997 - September 2013). This report examines M23 in North and South Kivu and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in northern DR-Congo.

Date:
11 November 2013
The November 2013 issue of ACLED's Conflict Trends focuses on the intensification of violence in DR-Congo; persistent violence in Mali; the collapse of the peace agreement in Mozambique; several high-profile, high-intensity attacks in Nigeria; and rising unrest in Tunisia.
Date:
11 October 2013
The October 2013 issue of ACLED's Conflict Trends includes analysis of the ongoing conflict in the Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of the Congo, the violence and political unrest continuing in Egypt, Al-Shabaab activity in Kenya, and Sudanese opposition protests.
Date:
09 September 2013
The September 2013 issue of ACLED's monthly conflict trends report takes a look at ongoing unrest in the Central African Republic, mounting tension in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the emerging phenomenon of communal vigilante groups in Nigeria.