Sudan – update May 2022

From Atrocities Watch Monitor N° 4, May 2022 Read full newsletter here.   The tense standoff between the post-coup government and pro-democracy forces continued through April. Overall levels of violence remained similar to earlier months according to ACLED reporting. Factions aligned with the military proposed a deal to form a transitional government that would bypass pro-democracy… View Article

South Sudan – update May 2022

From Atrocities Watch Monitor N° 4, May 2022 Read full newsletter here.   Violence continued in South Sudan at similar levels to prior months, according to ACLED data. After increasing tensions throughout March and pressure from donors and international partners, Kiir and Machar met on 8 April to discuss the revitalisation of the integration of security… View Article

Somalia – update May 2022

From Atrocities Watch Monitor N° 4, May 2022 Read full newsletter here.   Violence in Somalia increased in April in the run up to the presidential elections in May. According to ACLED, 190 battles occurred in April 2022, more than in any month in 2021 or in the first three months of 2022. At the same… View Article

Nigeria – update May 2022

From Atrocities Watch Monitor N° 4, May 2022 Read full newsletter here.   Recorded violent incidents throughout the country decreased during the month of April, which showed the lowest number of incidents since the start of the year.[1] At the same time, Islamic state has been refocusing its efforts on the country. Since the start of… View Article

Mozambique – updates May 2022

From Atrocities Watch Monitor N° 4, May 2022 Read full newsletter here.   There appears to be a decrease in violence since January 2022, which was the month with the highest level of violence in the last year. April showed the lowest levels of violence yet, which represents a 57% decrease in incidents and an almost… View Article

Mali – updates May 2022

From Atrocities Watch Monitor N° 4, May 2022 Read full newsletter here.   Clashes between the government and allied forces against Islamist extremist groups continued throughout April. The Moura Massacre, which occurred in late March 2022, cost the lives of over 300 civilians, some of them suspected jihadists, who were executed during a military operation. The… View Article

Libya – update May 2022

From Atrocities Watch Monitor N° 4, May 2022 Read full newsletter here.   The stand-off between Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah and Fathi Bashagha continued in April. Despite this, the first meeting of the UN led Joint Committee took place from 13 to 18 April, aiming to determine the constitutional framework for elections. Members of both parliamentary… View Article

Ethiopia – update May 2022

From Atrocities Watch Monitor N° 4, May 2022 Read full newsletter here.   The situation in Ethiopia has been generally calm although unpredictable. Despite the declaration of a “humanitarian truce” over a month ago, humanitarian aid is not steadily reaching northern Ethiopia, the federal government has insisted that the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) withdraw to… View Article

Democratic Republic of the Congo – update May 2022

From Atrocities Watch Monitor N° 4, May 2022 Read full newsletter here.   During the first week of April, governmental military forces regained control of several localities in Bwisha, North Kivu, previously in the hands of M23.[1] The group had resumed their activities at the end of March and captured various villages in North Kivu. On… View Article