DR Congo + 5 more

Conflict trends (no. 20): Real-time analysis of African political violence, November 2013


Welcome to the November issue of the Armed Conflict 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 acleddata.com, along with previous Conflict Trends reports, country profiles for key conflict-affected states, special features, and information on the data collection and publication process.

This month, the report focuses on the intensification of violence in DR-Congo as international and national security forces redouble their efforts against the M23; persistent violence in Mali; the collapse of the peace agreement in Mozambique; ongoing unrest and several high-profile, high-intensity attacks in Nigeria; and rising unrest in Tunisia (see Figure 1).

Elsewhere on the continent, protest levels increased significantly in Namibia in October, while violence levels dropped in Algeria.