According to the chart above, the majority of war events had to do with some sort of grass-root violence. Protests, attacks on civilians and battles represent 73% of all engagement between 2016 and 2020.
Data Source: Acled, https://acleddata.com/#/dashboard
Method: ggplo2 plot with custom theme (Code: https://github.com/fpmassam/Small-things/blob/main/Mozambique%20code.R)
More on this topic: https://danumbers.substack.com/p/why-do-wars-in-africa-displace-so