Atrocities Watch Africa (AWA) is a non-partisan, civil society organisation that provides continental leadership in matters pertaining to the prevention of mass atrocities within Africa. Our strategies and approaches are grounded in the realisation that atrocities can be prevented through various interventions, including, but not limited to, early warning mechanisms, diplomatic efforts, use of social media and new technologies, litigation, and advocacy campaigns.
This newsletter builds on our team’s continuous monitoring of the region that allows us to identify deteriorating situations where atrocities may be committed as well as track ongoing situations where mass atrocities are prevalent in order to identify trends in patterns of violence and opportunities to build peace and engage national, regional, and international policymakers to contribute recommendations for the cessation of violence. .
We are watching Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Libya, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan. This monitor will cover these countries on a rolling basis highlighting those in which significant changes have occurred in the period throughout March and April.
This month’s newsletter covers:
- Burkina Faso
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- South Sudan
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