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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.