Events & Courses

Dutch Embassy team visit to the South Sudan National Archives
On Thursday 3 August, the full eighteen member Dutch Embassy national and international staff team in South Sudan visited the National Archives as part of their annual team outing. Staff...MORE >
Hargeysa International Book Fair 2017
Academics, artists, authors, musicians, poets and lovers of their work gathered in Somaliland’s vibrant capital, Hargeysa, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Hargeysa International...MORE >
Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim (1933-2017): emancipation as a craft
Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim, a Sudanese veteran communist politician and feminist, passed away in London...MORE >
Book review – South Sudan: A new history for a new nation by Douglas H. Johnson
There are precious few history books about South Sudan that look beyond its recent origins. South Sudan: a new history for a new nation is an excellent example of just such a work. Douglas...MORE >
Letter from Aweil
Aweil is lush and green with rains at the moment. Fields that I had last seen hard and crisp with dried seedlings, back in June 2015, are now months away from yielding. Aweil town continues...MORE >
RVI is recipient of the 2017 Open Society Foundation New Executives Fund
The Rift Valley Institute is one of twelve non-profit organisations to be awarded an Open Society Foundation New Executive Fund grant in 2017. The grant, which is intended to assist newly...MORE >
It might be shorter to list those who were not critical of international election observers in Kenya.  Following the historic decision of Kenya’s Supreme Court to nullify the August 8...MORE >
The Horn of Africa: State Formation and Decay
Why is the Horn such a distinctive part of Africa? This book, by one of the foremost scholars of the region, traces this question through its exceptional history and also probes the wildly...MORE >
Tarikh Tana: Our history
The Rift Valley Institute, together with the South Sudan Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, and UNESCO, with funding from Norway, are pleased to announce the first 'Tarikh Tana (Our...MORE >
Tarikh Tana (Our History) part 1: The Sentencing of the Torit Mutineers (An archive document from 1955, Equatoria Province)
Eye Radio and the Rift Valley Institute (RVI) aired the first of a five-part radio series about the South Sudan National Archives (SSNA) on Wednesday 1 November 2017, in coordination with...MORE >
Letter from Gogrial
Chief Morris Ngor of the Buoyar Chiefdom (Western Dinka in South Sudan) is the oldest chief in the Apuk Dinka. He ascended to his position of communal power in 1973, when his father, who...MORE >

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