Our mapping project is currently teaming up with the new Congo Research Group, based at New York University. The next edition is therefore delayed but will come with improved precision and design, based on a newly developed methodology with several rounds of peer-review.
Notes on the subsequent mapping exercises:
The indicated areas represent zones of influence, not necessarily full control, for the indicated snapshots, i.e. points of time (click on the respective maps to see in full size). Changes in the subsequent maps reflect either changes on the ground or (for the time being) refinements relating to improved information.
This exercise does not entail any claim of full accuracy and merely represents an approximate assessment of the situation with uncertainty and potential errors always remaining.