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16 August 2015

ACLED Releases August 2015 Conflict Trends Report

ACLED's August issue of Conflict Trends focuses on Algeria’s fragile security situation, tentative peace agreements and violence between Islamic State and Al-Qaeda affiliated groups in Libya, strategic adaption of Al Shabaab forces in Kenya, continued Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, increased cultural protests in South Africa and the impact of sweeping security measures in Tunisia following the Sousse attack.Two Special Reports focus on peacekeeping and violence against civilians and governance and conflict.

Elsewhere on the continent, conflict events declined in Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo and clashes intensified as AMISOM forces advanced on Al Shabaab positions in south-west Somalia.

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