News from the RVI

The third phase of RVI’s South Sudan Customary Authorities Project, funded by the Swiss Cooperation Office in Juba, is now underway. The project aims to deepen understanding of customary... MORE >
New website tracks LAPSSET and development in northern Kenya
The Lamu-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Project is a large-scale development initiative that affects communities across Northern Kenya and bordering countries. Yet those... MORE >
Challenges for national dialogue in Sudan
In National Dialogue in Sudan, a paper for the Sudan Democracy First Group, RVI Fellow Atta el-Battahani examines the successes and failures of  national dialogue in Sudan and... MORE >
Civil society, landownership, homicide and the rule of law in South Sudan
The South Sudan Law Society's publication, In Brief, covers critical issues in legal and constitutional development in South Sudan. An article in the inaugural issue by Victor... MORE >
South Sudan National Archives on Miraya FM
On 15 June 2013, Miraya FM in Juba broadcast a feature on the process of digitizing documents for the South Sudan National Archives. The project is a collaboration between the Ministry of... MORE >
My Mother Will Not Come to Juba: Report launch in South Sudan
In South Sudan, delays in the formulation of a new national constitution have led to growing public concern. My Mother Will Not Come to Juba: South Sudanese Debate the Constitution is the... MORE >
Access to justice in South Sudan
Since the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between South Sudan and Sudan, rural areas of South Sudan have suffered an upsurge of inter-communal violence, sometimes politically motivated.... MORE >
Crisis of citizenship in Sudan
As fighting continues in Kordofan and Darfur, in Sudan, a report by the Kampala-based International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI), The disappearance of Sudan? Life in Khartoum for... MORE >
Juba Lectures
The 2013 RVI Juba Lecture series, held in collaboration with the Centre for Peace and Development Studies at the University of Juba, were held on 6-8 March 2013 at the university’s New Hall... MORE >
Douglas Johnson on South Sudan’s archives
On 18 February 2013, RVI Fellow Douglas Johnson gave a lecture on the role of archives in nation building, based on his 40-year experience of working with Southern government archives and... MORE >
Jérôme Tubiana on South Kordofan
On 14 February 2013, RVI Fellow Jérôme Tubiana wrote about the continuing conflict in South Kordofan and the Nuba Mountains in a report for the International Crisis Group. In Sudan’s... MORE >
Conflict and insecurity in South Sudan
Ethnic violence in South Sudan's rural communities is addressed in a report from the Juba-based Sudd Institute. In 'Mapping the Sources of Conflict and Insecurity in South Sudan:... MORE >

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