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Navigating migration: From the Congo to Kenya
This blog is the second part of the Navigating migration and the experiences of Congolese refugees in Nairobi series and will explore the driving factors behind Congolese migration... MORE >
Navigating migration: Conflict, displacement and a growing Congolese diaspora in Africa
At the beginning of 2018, an estimated 600,000 Congolese refugees were residing outside of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in sub-Saharan Africa. More than four million Congolese... MORE >
Strengthening Research Capacity in Somaliland and Puntland
This briefing analyses research teaching and practice in Somaliland and Puntland, with a particular focus on the University of Hargeysa (UoH) and Puntland State University (PSU). It builds... MORE >
Hargeysa International Book Fair
The Rift Valley Institute will participate in the Hargeysa International Book Fair (HIBF) panel event ‘The Wisdom of Elders’, to be held on 23 July in Hargeysa, Somaliland. Two South... MORE >
This year in the Great Lakes
Il est indispensable d’adopter une perspective régionale pour comprendre la dynamique politique, sociale et sécuritaire qui caractérise le Rwanda, la République démocratique du Congo (RDC... MORE >
This year in Sudan and South Sudan
​Civil war seems settled as a permanent feature of politics in both Sudan and South Sudan. State and parastatal armed actors, insurgents and armed groups of various sorts are a regularized... MORE >
This year in the Horn of Africa
The past year has seen a significant shift in the geopolitics of the Horn of Africa, as countries in the Horn have been drawn into the rivalries dividing the Gulf states and fueling the... MORE >
This year in the Great Lakes
A regional perspective is indispensable for understanding political, social and security dynamics in Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Uganda and Burundi. While each... MORE >
Carrada Ayaan Dhunkannay Audiobook
The Rift Valley Institute and Redsea Cultural Foundation have collaborated to publish We Kissed the Ground as an audiobook. Dr. Jama Musse Jama, Director of the Hargeysa Cultural... MORE >
Letter from Arua
When a South Sudanese chief died in Arua in 2017, the place for his burial became the source of discord—not between the host population and the refugees, but between the South Sudanese that... MORE >
Letter from Bentiu
Over the last hundred years, the most powerful authorities—along with formal government—amongst the western Nuer communities have been individuals known as prophets. In Nuer society, men,... MORE >
L’uniforme du policier : Symbole de fierté, cause de malheur et source de revenu
A travers le monde, l’uniforme revêt une valeur symbolique indéniable. Que ce soit dans les services de sécurité, dans la prison, à l’hôpital, à l’école ou dans des clubs sportifs, l’... MORE >

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