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ACLED Releases May 2016 Conflict Trends Report

May 9, 2016 |

In the May issue of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) project’s Conflict Trends Report, researchers analyze the Oromia protests in Ethiopia and how they challenge under-standings of collective action, encroaching violence by Fulani herders in southeastern Nigeria, a decline in overall protest events in April 2016, and concomitant rise in voter registration protests in South Africa.

A special report focuses on the intractable political crisis in Burundi, exploring the types and locations of unrest and differential reporting of violence in 2015-16.

Elsewhere on the continent, civil society protests erupted in Egypt over the ceding of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, rebel activity increased in South Kordofan and Darfur in Sudan and fatalities decreased in South Sudan as Riek Machar rejoined the government as first Vice-President.

Prior issues of the Conflict Trends Reports are available here.