News from the RVI

Applications open for RVI's Annual Field Courses 2019
In June and July, the Rift Valley Institute will hold the 2019 annual field courses in Kenya. Now in their sisteenth year, each course examines a different sub-region within eastern and... MORE >
The Institute recently wrapped up its fifteenth year of annual field courses, which were held this year in May and June in Kenya. The one-week intensive courses covered an array of... MORE >
‘The Wisdom of Elders’—RVI at the Hargeysa International Book Fair
RVI attended the Hargeysa International Book Fair in Somaliland, showcasing work on customary authorities in South Sudan.  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 >
The Horn of Africa: State Formation and Decay
Why is the Horn such a distinctive part of Africa? This book, by one of the foremost scholars of the region, traces this question through its exceptional history and also probes the wildly... MORE >
Hargeysa International Book Fair 2017
Academics, artists, authors, musicians, poets and lovers of their work gathered in Somaliland’s vibrant capital, Hargeysa, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Hargeysa International... MORE >
Research capacity building in the Somali regions
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) in the University of Hargeisa, the Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Research and Capacity Building (CPSRCD) in Puntland State University... 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 >
Jama Musse Jama of the Redsea Cultural Foundation wins prize in Italy
Jama Musse Jama, the director of the Redsea Cultural Foundation is one of the winners of this year's Cultura della Solidarietà prize, awarded in a ceremony on 27 September 2014 in... MORE >
Cultural festival in Somaliland
The annual Hargeysa International Book Fair took place in August 2013 in the Somaliland capital. The star attraction was the poet Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame, “Hadraawi”, now in his... MORE >
Nadifa Mohamed in conversation
On 21 June 2013, the Nairobi Forum and the Kwani Trust hosted Nadifa Mohamed, the Somali-British author, in conversation with Ellah Allfrey, Deputy Editor of Granta, which listed Nadifa... MORE >
Nuruddin Farah and Binyavanga Wainaina on video
Videos of Nuruddin Farah in conversation with Binyavanga Wainaina at the Nairobi Forum and tributes by the two writers to Chinua Achebe, are now on YouTube. An interview by Tom Odhiambo... MORE >