Conflict trends (no. 19): Real-time analysis of African political violence, October 2013

from Armed Conflict Location and Events Dataset
Published on 11 Oct 2013 View Original

Welcome to the October issue of the Armed Con-flict Location & Event Dataset (ACLED) Conflict Trends. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Realtime conflict event data is published through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) where it is updated monthly.

In addition, historical data from Volume III of the dataset, covering conflict in Africa from January 1997 to December 2012, is available online at, along with previous Conflict Trends reports, country profiles for key conflict-affected states (including Somalia, Nigeria and DRC), thematic special features, and information on the data collection and publication process.

This month, the report looks at ongoing conflict in Central African Republic and DR-Congo; violence continues in Egypt, but at a reduced rate to July and August’s upheaval.

In Kenya, we look at Al-Shabaab activity there in the wake of the attack on the Westgate shopping complex.

Sudan is in the spotlight again as deadly opposition protests mount and multiple, discreet crises threaten the stability of the state.