09 December 2013

ACLED Releases December Reports

ACLED has released its December issue of Conflict Trends, which examines political unrest and conflict in Central African Republic, Mali, Mauritania, DR-Congo, Kenya, South Sudan, Libya and Sudan. In addition to the Conflict Trends report, ACLED also released country profile reports on DR-Congo and Kenya.

News Page-ACLED Dec 2013Conflict Trends
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 discusses  at the increasing conflict levels in Mali, Mauritania and South Sudan as well as the intensification of conflict in Sudan.

for news page- ACLED Dec 2013 3Country Report: DR-Congo
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, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in northern DR-Congo, the Mayi Mayi violence across the country, MONUSCO’s efforts to maintain a fragile peace in the country, and the on-going low-intensity conflict in Orientale and Katanga.


for news page-kenyaCountry Report: Kenya
Kenya is the seventh most violent country in the ACLED dataset with just over 3,500 recorded politically violent events between 1997 and September 2013The report analyzes militia activity in urban areas; communal violence in the Rift Valley and elsewhere; conflict in neighboring Somalia and its implications for unrest in the north-east; and the confluence of separatism and Islamist mobilization in the Coast province.

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