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Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset, Realtime - Robert S. Strauss Center

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Original or alternative title 
Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset (ACLED)
Geography 
Algeria (DZA)
Angola (AGO)
Benin (BEN)
Botswana (BWA)
Burundi (BDI)
Cameroon (CMR)
Chad (TCD)
Congo (COG)
Egypt (EGY)
Eritrea (ERI)
Ethiopia (ETH)
Gabon (GAB)
Ghana (GHA)
Guinea (GIN)
Kenya (KEN)
Lesotho (LSO)
Liberia (LBR)
Libya (LBY)
Malawi (MWI)
Mali (MLI)
Morocco (MAR)
Namibia (NAM)
Niger (NER)
Nigeria (NGA)
Rwanda (RWA)
Senegal (SEN)
Somalia (SOM)
Sudan (SDN)
Swaziland (SWZ)
Tanzania (TZA)
Togo (TGO)
Tunisia (TUN)
Uganda (UGA)
Zambia (ZMB)
Zimbabwe (ZWE)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/1997 - present
Data type
Estimate:
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
Summary 

This dataset is updated monthly for all African countries, and weekly for 30 high risk countries. It covers actions of militias, opposition groups, and governments across Africa. The data are disaggregated by type of violence.

Citation
Suggested citation 

Climate Change and African Political Stability Project (CCAPS). Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset, Realtime - Robert S. Strauss Center as referenced in Raleigh, Clionadh, Andrew Linke, Havard Hegre and Joakim Karlsen. 2010. Introducing ACLED-Armed Conflict Location and Event Data. Journal of Peace Research 47(5), 1-10.