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 >
The Great Migration Debate
Two hundred and thirty people attended The Great Migration Debate on the evening of 4 November 2015, hosted by the Rift Valley Institute's Rift Valley Forum, the Regional Mixed Migration... MORE >
"There Is No Time Left": Climate Change, Environmental Threats and Human Rights in Turkana County, Kenya
In Kenya’s Turkana county, home to 1.2 million people, increased temperatures and changing rainfall are threatening the grazing lands that are the foundation of the region's pastoral... MORE >
Extractives Development and Violence in Eastern Africa
It is boom time in eastern Africa. In 2016, its economies will be the continent’s fastest growing, as investors pour money into burgeoning oil, gas and minerals industries. In response,... MORE >
Burundi at the Crossroads
On Tuesday, 7 July 2015, the Nairobi Forum convened a panel to discuss the political crisis that has gripped Burundi since the ruling CNDD-FDD party announced its nomination of President... MORE >
Sacred Causes
On 19 May 2015, the Rift Valley Institute Nairobi Forum, in collaboration with the Institut français de recherches en Afrique (IFRA), hosted a discussion to launch the French edition of... MORE >
Closing Dadaab
On 11 April 2015, following the al-Shabaab attack on Garissa University in which 147 Kenyans were killed, Deputy President of Kenya William Ruto announced the closure, within three months,... MORE >

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