AFRICA:

soaring death toll
in the 20th century

This project aims to raise awareness about the growing number of war victims in a continent too often forgotten.
Data on armed conflicts in Africa since 1900 have been collected and made available to explore with this interactive tool.
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Faction A

Supported by
Faction B

Supported by
Faction C
Deaths
+ civilians
Aftermath
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Source: Wikipedia
DATA: Due to the uncertainty of collected data, some rounding and averages have been made, the possibility of inaccuracies therein cannot be excluded.

Credits: The Visual Agency, August 2016
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AFRICA: soaring death toll in the 20th century
Soaring death toll in the 20th century
This project aims to raise awareness about the growing number of war victims in a continent too often forgotten.
Data on armed conflicts in Africa since 1900 have been collected and made available to explore with this interactive tool.
Explore the timeline
Each bar displayed on the timeline represents a war, its lenght proportional to the duration of the conflict.

⇾ Click on the bar to explore all the information about the war.

⇾ To learn more about the selected war, click on the name displayed on the top of this section.
——
Source: Wikipedia
DATA: Due to the uncertainty of collected data, some rounding and averages have been made, the possibility of inaccuracies therein cannot be excluded.
MAP: The localization of some areas of conflict on the map can be approximate. The list of countries involved in each war is based on the current political division of Africa.
Faction A

Supported by
Faction B

Supported by
Faction C
Deaths
+ civilians
Aftermath
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Civil war
Independence
Border war
Conquest
Insurrection
Revolution
Expansion
Liberation
Genocide
Religious
North
East
West
Center
South
Theather of war

Each green area represents a single war and its geographical location. Darker areas highlight territories struck by the highest number of conflicts, regardless of wars duration and total deaths.

Location
Countries
82 armed conflicts in Africa since 1900 • 12 ongoing
Wars in the same countries since 1900 [ongoing conflicts displayed in white]