Events & Courses

Rift Valley Forum Coast Series
The prospect of devolved county government has been met with particular enthusiasm in Kenya’s former Coast province since the passage of the new constitution in 2010. Many see devolution as...MORE >
Money and drought: Beyond the politico-security sustainability of elections in Somalia and Somaliland
Relative to previous polls, the November 2012 electoral process appeared to show a sharp increase in spending on individual electoral campaigns as reported by candidates, political parties...MORE >
Six years after a famine killed a quarter of a million people in Somalia, the country is threatened with another. Famines only occur if political decision-makers allow them to; it is...MORE >
On 23 March, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, speaking to the United Nations Security Council, declared: “There can be no real dialogue for as long as South Sudan is ravaged by...MORE >
Inside of the former Nyandarua County Assembly chambers
But there was an air of optimism. In the various focus groups both women and men agreed that the affirmative action led to more women in positions of power and decision-making, and it was...MORE >
The third phase of RVI’s South Sudan Customary Authorities Project, funded by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), is now underway. The project aims to deepen...MORE >
The conflict in South Sudan has entered its fourth year and the situation continues to deteriorate for many desperate civilians. There is an urgent need for the citizens of the East African...MORE >
The Hargeysa Book Fair turns 10
Founded in 2007, the Hargeysa International Book Fair will mark it’s tenth anniversary this year. The book fair provides a platform for discussion on social and political reconstruction...MORE >
Britain, Sudan and the “Southern Policy”
For Major-General Herbert Kitchener, the British assault in southern Sudan on September 2nd 1898 was an exercise in both conquest and revenge. 13 years after Britain’s Governor-General in...MORE >
RVI's 2017 annual courses come to a close
This June, RVI hosted the Institute’s fourteenth Annual Field Courses in Entebbe, Uganda, covering Sudan and South Sudan, the Great Lakes and the Horn of Africa. The innovative, dawn-to-...MORE >
Sudan–the second time as tragic farce
For six years rebel forces in Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states (the Two Areas) have been battling the Sudanese government. Round after round of negotiations mediated by the...MORE >
In July Durham played host to a meeting of curators and researchers concerned with the heritage of material culture taken from the lands...MORE >

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