Somalia’s pro-federal alliance has captured several major towns from Al Shabaab, in its biggest gains against the group in almost a decade.
The Ethiopian government, with ally Eritrea, recaptured many of Tigray’s major towns ahead of the new peace deal. Meanwhile, the insurgency in Oromia continues.
Pro-government forces led by the Russian Wagner Group have penetrated deep inside the once-rebel-dominated northeast, while the UPC rebel group has rejoined the CPC anti-government coalition.
After expanding their control a bit farther into neighboring Afar state, Tigray rebels have reached an informal truce with the Ethiopian government. Meanwhile, the insurgency in Oromia state continues.
After being driven from the key northeastern towns of Palma and Mocímboa da Praia by Rwandan-led forces, Mozambique’s insurgents have dispersed westward as far as Meluco and Mueda districts, as well as the neighboring province of Niassa.
Tigray rebels, with some help from Oromo insurgents, extended their control nearly to Ethiopia’s capital city last November, but have since been pushed back.
Revised and refined map of territorial control across Somalia, showing the situation as things stand amid the country’s ongoing federal elections crisis, plus the extent of the recent ASWJ resurgence.
The so-called “Islamic State” (formerly ISIS) says insurgents in Mozambique are part of its “Central Africa Province”. But is the Cabo Delgado rebellion really the long arm of “ISIS”, or is it all talk?
A year after insurgents in Cabo Delgado province burst into international headlines, there still doesn’t seem to be much agreement on what the group’s name is.
A joint Rwandan-Mozambican offensive has finally driven Cabo Delgado’s insurgents from their largest controlled town, as well as many other strategic locations, but they remain a major fighting force.