Fatalities in non-state conflicts in Africa 2018

This statistic shows the total number of fatalities that occurred in African countries in non-state conflicts in 2018. The conflict between Nunu and Tende, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, caused 891 deaths in 2018. This was the most of any non-state conflict on the African continent in 2018.

Number of fatalities in non-state conflicts in Africa in 2018, by conflict detail

Parties involvedFatalities
DR Congo (Zaire) [Nunu vs. Tende]891
Nigeria [Fulani vs. Tiv]559
Libya [DPF vs. Forces of the House of Representatives]286
Nigeria [Birom vs. Fulani]283
DR Congo (Zaire) [Hema vs. Lendu]230
South Sudan [Jie vs. Murle]182
Central African Republic [anti-Balaka vs. UPC (Ali Darass Fulani supporters)]174
Nigeria [Fulani vs. Irigwe]152
Nigeria [Bwatiye vs. Fulani]133
Libya [Forces of Ibrahim Jadhran vs. Forces of the House of Representatives]106
Ethiopia [Borana vs. Garre]87
Nigeria [Fulani vs. Yandang]83
Nigeria [Hausa vs. Kadara]81
Niger, Mali [GATIA, MSA vs. IS]78
Libya [Brigade 301, Ghaniwa Brigade, Nawasi Battalion, TRB vs. Kaniyat]78
Libya [Forces of the House of Representatives vs. IS]77
Somalia [Bahararsame subclan of Dhulbahante clan (Darod) vs. Qayaad subclan of Dhulbahante clan (Darod)]72
Central African Republic [MNLC vs. RJ]69
South Sudan [Jalwau Dinka vs. Thiyic Dinka]66
Djibouti, Ethiopia [Oromo vs. Somali (Ethiopia)]56
Nigeria [Bassa Kwomu vs. Egbura Mozum]54
Sudan [Misseriya vs. Ngok Dinka]54
DR Congo (Zaire) [NDC-R vs. APCLS]52
South Sudan [National Salvation Front vs. SPLM/A In Opposition]51
Ethiopia [Gumuz vs. Oromo]44
South Sudan [Gok Dinka, Jalwau Dinka vs. Luac Jang Dinka, Thiyic Dinka]42
South Sudan, Sudan [Misseriya vs. Nuer]39
Libya [Jabhat al-Samud, Kaniyat vs. TPF]39
Mali [Dozos (Mali) vs. JNIM]38
Nigeria [Christians (Nigeria) vs. Muslims (Nigeria)]36
Nigeria [Lunguda vs. Waja]34
Mali, Niger [IS vs. MSA]32
South Sudan [Bul Nuer vs. Kongor Dinka, Lou Dinka ]32
Ethiopia [Oromo vs. Dorze, Gamo, Guraghe, Silt'e, Wolayta]32
Somalia [Biide subclan of Habar Jeclo (Isaaq) vs. Saad subclan of Habar Yonis (Isaaq)]32
Central African Republic [FPRC vs. MPC]30
Mali [Dogon vs. Fulani]30
Central African Republic [anti-Balaka vs. FPRC]28
Libya [Awlad Suleiman vs. Toubou ]28
DR Congo (Zaire) [APCLS vs. APCLS-R, NDC-R]28
Niger [Daoussak (Touareg) vs. Fulani]26
Ethiopia [Oromo vs. Gamo, Guraghe]26
South Sudan [Toposa vs. Turkana]26
DR Congo (Zaire) [CMC vs. Mayi Mayi Mazembe]25
South Sudan, Kenya [Chiebiliew Yoal (Lou Nuer) vs. Chiebol Nyak (Lou Nuer)]25
Ethiopia [Gedeo vs. Guji]25
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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

APCLS = Alliance of patriots for a Free and Soveriegn Congo
CMC = Collectif des mouvements pour le changement
DPF = Majlis Shūrā al-Mujāhidāīn Darnah
GATIA = Groupe Autodéfense Touareg Imghad et Alliés
JNIM = Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin
MAA = Arab Movement of Azawad
MPC = Central African Patriotic Movement
MSA = Movement for the Salvation of Azawad
NDC = Ndumba Defense of Congo
RJ = Justice Revolution
UPC = l'Union pour la Paix en Centrafrique

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