The Conflict Tracker provides an overview of incidents and fatalities in Africa.
Charts and visuals make use of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED). ACLED tracks conflicts by their specific dates, locations, group(s) involved, fatalities and type of event, as reported by the media. Charts and visuals for 2015 are updated monthly.
Africa’s Conflict Events & Fatalities by Location and Type
Conflict levels were high in the early 1990s following the end of the Cold War. Reported incidents and fatalities in Africa were at a low in the mid-2000s, but have risen since 2012, largely due to escalations in Egypt, CAR, DRC, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan and Somalia.
Instructions: Hover the mouse over a bubble on the map above for details of incident. To see aggregated visuals of all incidents over time, check the Show History box on the Time Selector to the left of the map.
For detailed analysis of any African country or conflict situation, contact the ISS expert responsible for that country. For details, comments and suggestions regarding this page, contact the drafters:
- Andrews Atta-Asamoah, Senior Researcher, Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis Division, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Steve Hedden, Researcher, African Futures and Innovation, email@example.com
Any errors, omissions and misconceptions on this page remain that of the drafters.