The impact of war on Somali men and its effects on the family, women and children
In recent years Somalia has earned the ignominy of being ranked ‘one of the worst places in the world to be a woman’, the worst place on Earth to be a mother and ‘one of the worst places in... MORE >
Launch of The Economics of Elections in Somaliland
On 9 February 2016, the Rift Valley Institute’s Rift Valley Forum will host a panel discussion launching the report of the study The Economics of Elections in Somaliland. After the... MORE >
Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia
On Friday 15 January 2016, the Rift Valley Forum hosted Gérard Prunier for the Nairobi launch of the book Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia: Monarchy, Revolution and the Legacy of Meles... MORE >
Plundered Sea
It is difficult to know how much Somalia loses to illegal fishing by foreign vessels, but estimates range from USD 100 million to over USD 450 million per annum. Illegal fishing costs... MORE >
Peace and Security in North East Kenya
In 2015 the attack on Garissa University seemed to mark a new low for a region long beset by insecurity. As 2016 begins, there is hope that a new regional security approach, led by national... MORE >
LAPSSET
The Lamu Port–South Sudan–Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor is a megaproject which, is in its most ambitious form, would link a major new port development on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast... MORE >
Three Decades in Ethiopia
Ethiopia has gone through profound and sweeping changes in three decades–from the fall of the Derg and the establishment of the Federal Democratic Republic, through war and famine, to the... MORE >
Hiding in Plain Sight: Nuruddin Farah at 2015 Kwani? Litfest
On Saturday 5 December the Rift Valley Forum and Kwani? Litfest 2015 hosted Nuruddin Farah for the launch of his book Hiding in Plain Sight. Nuruddin, a frequent guest of the Rift... MORE >
Launch of The Economics of Elections In Somaliland
On 2 December 2015, the Rift Valley Institute’s Rift Valley Forum, in collaboration with the Institute of Peace & Conflict Studies and the Observatory of Conflict and Violence... MORE >
Following Mobile Money in Somaliland
Zaad, Somaliland’s first mobile money platform, was launched in 2009 and has rapidly become a feature of a financial landscape hitherto dominated by Somali remittance companies. This report... MORE >

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