Fatalities in state-based conflicts in Africa in 2018

This statistic depicts total number of fatalities occurred in African countries in state-based conflicts in 2018. The conflict between the Government of Nigeria (along with the Government of Chad) and Islamic State caused 836 deaths in 2018.

Fatalities in state-based conflicts in Africa in 2018, by country and conflict detail

Parties involvedNumber of fatalities
Somalia [Gov. of Somalia vs. Al-Shabaab] *2,086
Nigeria [Gov. of Nigeria vs. IS] **836
Cameroon [Gov. of Cameroon vs. Ambazonia insurgents]755
South Sudan [Gov. of South Sudan vs. SPLM/A In Opposition] 536
Mali [Gov. of Mali vs. JNIM] **392
Nigeria [Gov. of Nigeria, Cameroon vs. Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad]335
Uganda [Gov. of Uganda, DR Congo (Zaire) vs. ADF]334
DR Congo (Zaire) [Gov. of DR Congo (Zaire) vs. CNPSC (Yakutumba)] 286
Sudan [Gov. of Sudan vs. SRF] 246
Mali [Gov. of Mali vs. IS] ***125
Somalia [Gov. of Somalia vs. Republic of Somaliland] 121
Chad [Gov. of Chad vs. IS] 108
Niger [Gov. of Niger, France vs. IS]74
Kenya [Gov. of Kenya vs. Al-Shabaab] 69
DR Congo (Zaire) [Gov. of DR Congo (Zaire) vs. Kamuina Nsapu] 56
Mozambique [Gov. of Mozambique vs. Ansar al-Sunnah] 52
Central African Republic [Gov. of Central African Republic vs. UPC (Ali Darass Fulani supporters)] 47
Libya [Gov. of Libya, United States vs. IS]44
Burkina Faso [Gov. of Burkina Faso, Mali vs. JNIM]43
Chad [Gov. of Chad vs. CCMSR] 42
DR Congo (Zaire) [Gov. of DR Congo (Zaire) vs. UPLC] 40
DR Congo (Zaire) [Gov. of DR Congo (Zaire) vs. CMC] 38
Algeria [Gov. of Algeria vs. AQIM] 33
Rwanda [Gov. of Rwanda, DR Congo (Zaire) vs. FDLR]25
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Africa

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

According to source, provided numbers are (best) estimated battle-related deaths in the given conflict year.

*The following governments are aiding Somalia: Government of Burundi, Government of Djibouti, Government of Ethiopia, Government of Ghana, Government of Kenya, Government of Nigeria, Government of Sierra Leone, Government of Uganda, Government of United States of America **The following governments are aiding Somalia: Government of Cameroon, Government of Chad, Government of Niger

*** The following governments are aiding Mali: Government of Armenia, Government of Austria, Government of Bangladesh, Government of Belgium, Government of Benin, Government of Bhutan, Government of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Government of Burkina Faso, Government of Burundi, Government of Cambodia (Kampuchea), Government of Cameroon, Government of Chad, Government of China, Government of Czech Republic, Government of Denmark, Government of Egypt, Government of El Salvador, Government of Estonia, Government of Ethiopia, Government of Finland, Government of France, Government of Gambia, Government of Germany, Government of Ghana, Government of Guinea, Government of Guinea-Bissau, Government of Hungary, Government of Indonesia, Government of Italy, Government of Ivory Coast, Government of Jordan, Government of Kenya, Government of Latvia, Government of Liberia, Government of Lithuania, Government of Mauritania, Government of Nepal, Government of Netherlands, Government of Niger, Government of Nigeria, Government of Norway, Government of Portugal, Government of Rumania, Government of Senegal, Government of Sierra Leone, Government of Sri Lanka, Government of Sweden, Government of Switzerland, Government of Togo, Government of Tunisia, Government of United Kingdom, Government of United States of America, Government of Yemen (North Yemen)

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