After a couple of months of intense development, we are pleased to announce the first public beta of our African Conflict Map. Based on data from the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), the map provides a filterable interface to over 94,000 conflict events in the ACLED database, spanning violence in Africa from 1997 to 2014.


The first version of the mapping system has a bundle of filters for examining historic conflict data over more than fifteen years and almost a hundred thousand events.

The initial beta of the system allows filtering events by event type, actor type, country, year-range, and fatalities. Further, it offers the ability to export filtered data from the system in CSV format for users to perform their own analyses on. For specific details about the sampling and coding methodology of the ACLED project, you can head to their methodology section, while the African Conflict Map can be found here. We’d love to hear your feedback on the system, so that we can make future improvements and enhancements in the most useful way possible. If you’d like to let us know your thoughts, please just drop us an email.