Subnational conflicts in Africa

The Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research just released their annual yearbook on civil wars, the Conflict Barometer.  Instead of the standard country-year format, this year’s version includes information on conflicts at subnational levels.  How do your ideas of what it means for a country to “have a civil war” change when the information is presented regionally instead of nationally? (Click for full size.)

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There’s also some interesting data on conflict intensity by month for certain countries, such as Nigeria.  Notice how much it moves around:

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