ACLED Conflict Data for Africa 1997-2016

ACLED makes its dataset of disaggregated conflict and protest data publicly available. A new version of the dataset is released annually, with data from the previous year and targeted quality review being added in each new version. Files for all countries are composed of ACLED events which indicate the day, actors, type of activity, location, fatalities, sources and notes for individual politically violent events. Please see the codebook for further details on conflict categories, actors, events and sources. The user guide provides guidance on downloading and reading files.

ACLED data are presented in three forms: the first is an Excel for the entire African continent; the second is a corresponding shapefile of the African continent created from those data; the third format is an Excel file called “COUNTRY X” containing data disaggregated by country which occur in the named state’s territory (including foreign groups active in a state’s territory).

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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Maintainer 8b84230c-e04a-43ec-99e5-41307a203a2f
Last Updated August 27, 2020, 18:59 (CDT)
Created July 22, 2019, 21:14 (CDT)
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