Welcome to the August 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 conflictaffected states (including Somalia, Nigeria and DRC), thematic special features, and information on the data collection and publication process.
This issue includes data and analysis of the escalating crisis in Egypt, which witnessed an intensification of fighting and related fatalities in July; an overview of events surrounding the recent elections in Mali and Zimbabwe; details of Morocco’s conflict profile in historical and regional perspective; and a look at simmering tensions in Mozambique. Elsewhere on the continent (see Conflict Trajectory map), conflict is ongoing in Nigeria and Somalia, and escalating in Ethiopia.