Conflict trends (no. 60) Real-time analysis of African political violence, July 2017

from Armed Conflict Location and Events Dataset
Published on 17 Jul 2017 View Original

Welcome to the July issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website.

This month’s issue includes conflict summaries on Chad, Mali and Somalia and focuses on simmering tensions between the UPC and the FPRC-MPC and Return, Reclamation and Rehabilitation militia violence in Central African Republic, the trajectory of a peaceful protest to armed rebellion in Ethiopia, and political and land-motivated unrest and insurgency in the lead up to the August elections in Kenya. A Special Report explores Witchcraft and Vigilante Justice in Africa.

Elsewhere on the continent, CNDD-FDD attacks against civilians decreased as unrest continues in Burundi, battles increased between Mayi Mayi militia and military forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo, riots and protests continued in central and southern Tunisia and overall conflict decreased by 47% from May to June in South Sudan.