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Conflict Trends May 2015

ACLED’s May 2015 edition of Conflict Trends focuses on the declining activity of Boko Haram, escalating protests in Burundi, and also offers an overview of a newly released ACLED working paper on shifting forms and spatial distribution…


No News Is Good News

In their article in International Interactions, CCAPS researchers Cullen Henrix and Idean Salehyan discuss underreporting bias. The authors propose using the method of mark and recapture to find an estimate of the true number of events. Read…

Conflict Trends April 2015

The April 2015 edition of ACLED’s Conflict Trends Report focuses on the intervention of French Military Forces in West Africa, Islamist Militancy and Counter Insurgency strategies in North Africa, an analysis of violence surrounding the recent…


Conflict Trends March 2015

ACLED’s March 2015 Conflict Trends report, focuses on continued violence against civilians in Democratic Republic of Congo, political alliances and localised conflict inLibya amidst UN-brokered negotiations, heightened activity by transnational actors against Boko Haram in Nigeria, the endurance of violence across Africa despite…


Conflict Trends February 2015

February 2015 edition of ACLED’s Conflict Trends report focuses on heightened protest activity in Algeria against the government’s proposal to extract shale gas, clashes between Boko Haram and the Cameroon military, Central African Republic, and volatile…


Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) Codebook

The codebook for the Armed Conflict Location and Event Datset (ACLED) explains the data collection process, including where and how the data for ACLED events is collected and organized, and defines conflict actor types and…


Conflict Trends January 2015

The January 2015 edition of ACLED’s Conflict Trends report provides an overview of conflict in 2014 and profiles on-going violence in Central African Republic, civilian-directed violence by political and communal militias in Democratic Republic of Congo,…


Best Practices in the Collection of Conflict Data

CCAPS researcher Idean Salehyan discusses best practices in collecting conflict data, including source selection, coding, and data sharing. Read the full article here.

Climate Change and Security in Africa

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…


Conflict Trends November 2014

The November 2014 issue of Conflict Trends Report focuses on rebel violence in central Africa’s DR-Congo, on-going and escalating volatility in Libya, prospects of peace in Mali as talks continue apace in Algeria, and a…