Kenya softens its position on proposed closure of Dadaab refugee camp
Kenya appears to have softened its stance on the imminent closure of a camp hosting more than a third of a million Somali refugees, weeks after the deputy president, reacting to the... MORE >
Nuruddin Farah Reflects on Somali Cultural Losses in the Civil War
On Saturday 9 May, the Nairobi Forum hosted an evening with renowned Somali author Nuruddin Farah at the offices of the Rift Valley Institute. Nuruddin spoke about Somali cultural losses in... MORE >
Kenya will not force Somali refugees out, despite deadline for camp closure
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya will not forcibly repatriate some 336,000 Somalis living in one of the world's largest refugee camps, but the government intends to continue... MORE >
Closing Dadaab
On 29 April, 2015, the Nairobi Forum hosted a panel to discuss the legal and humanitarian implications of a mass repatriation of Somali refugees. Following the devastating al-Shabaab attack... MORE >
South Sudan: Beyond the ceasefire
On Friday, 27 February 2015, the Nairobi Forum invited author Eddie Thomas to launch his new book South Sudan: A Slow Liberation in a panel discussion at RVI’s office in Nairobi.... MORE >
Hosts and Guests
Contestation over land has been a key driver of violent conflict in Somalia. In Hosts and Guests, Lee Cassanelli argues that a historical approach offers an illuminating way of... MORE >
Experiences of Somali Women in Civic and Political Engagement
In the decades since independence, many Somali women have actively sought to expand women’s political and civic participation in Somalia. From the Somali Women’s Democratic Organization... MORE >
Insurgency & Counter-Insurgency in Kenya book launch
On Monday 15 December 2014, the RVI Nairobi Forum hosted a discussion with Hannah Whittaker of Brunel University, author of Insurgency & Counter-Insurgency in Kenya: A Social History of... MORE >
Ethiopia and the Ogaden: Prospects for Peace
At the launch of Tobias Hagmann’s new book Talking Peace in the Ogaden: The search for an end to conflict in the Somali Regional State in Ethiopia (published by the Rift Valley... MORE >
Talking Peace in the Ogaden
Since the 1990s, war in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia has claimed thousands of lives. The conflict between the Government of Ethiopia and the insurgent Ogaden National Liberation Front has... MORE >

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