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LIST OF WARS

Wars since 1900

A list of all wars in the 20th and 21st centuries, based on data by COW, Prio and UCDP. See the source page or the FAQ for more information. How many died because of warfare in the 20th and 21st century? See the new stats page for the answer.

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Post-Colonial Civil Wars in Africa

Name of War   Years   Fatalities Type Mem. Note
Sectarian Conflict in the Central African Republic 2012 - 2016 6,167 1 U
South Sudan Civil War 2011 - 2016 5,294 1 [1] U
Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon vs Boko Haram (ISWAP) 2009 - 2016 23,869 1 U
Sudan Government vs Militias 1983 - 2015 98,483 1 [1]
Somalia Civil War 1982 - 2015 52,825 1 [1]
Uganda Civil War 1980 - 2015 128,627 1 [1]
Ethiopian Govt vs Ogadeni Rebels - WSLF/ONLF/AIAI 1976 - 2015 23,407 1 [1]
Kivu Conflict 2006 - 2014 10,595 1
Ethiopia vs Oromia rebels (OLF) 1977 - 2013 2,651 1 [1]
Mozambique Govt vs RENAMO and FRELIMO 1977 - 2013 115,888 1
Chad Civil War 1966 - 2010 36,078 1
Civil War in Côte d Ivoire 2002 - 2004 1,371 1 [1]
Ituri Conflict 1999 - 2004 12,494 2
Liberia Civil War 1989 - 2003 23,249 1 [2]
Congo Brazzaville Civil War 1993 - 2002 15,541 1 [1]
Angolan Gvt vs UNITA Guerilla 1975 - 2002 114,898 1 [1]
Sierra Leone Civil War 1991 - 2001 19,015 1 [2]
Hunde and allies vs Hutu, Banyarwanda 1993 - 1996 4,303 2 U
Rwanda Civil War (Hutus vs Tutsis) 1990 - 1994 507,754 1 [4]
Ethiopian Government vs EPRDF 1976 - 1991 56,003 1
Rhodesian Government vs ZANU,ZAPU,PF 1967 - 1979 27,080 1 [3]
Hutu Rebellion 1972 - 1972 153,000 1
Sudan Government vs Insurgents 1963 - 1972 10,000 1
Nigerian Civil War 1967 - 1970 75,000 1 [2]
Congo Crisis 1960 - 1965 7,175 1 [2]
First Rwanda Civil War 1963 - 1964 1,000 1
Cameroonian Govt vs UPC 1960 - 1961 60,000 1

 

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