News from the RVI

Rift Valley Forum Coast Series
The prospect of devolved county government has been met with particular enthusiasm in Kenya’s former Coast province since the passage of the new constitution in 2010. Many see devolution as... 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 >
The attack on the Westgate shopping mall
Fellows and associates of the Institute responded in online and broadcast media to the attack by al-Shabaab on Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall. RVI trustee Lindsey Hilsum reported... MORE >
Pastoralism and Development in Africa
On 29 April 2013, the Hon. Mohamed Elmi (MP, Tarbaj) presented a paper at the Nairobi Forum on Lessons from the Ministry of Northern Kenya, reflecting on the work of his former ministry in... MORE >
Textiles that talk
'Textiles that talk', an exhibition of kangas — East African fabrics incorporating Swahili proverbs — opens in mid-April in the RVI office at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson,... MORE >
The British Institute in Eastern Africa will hold this year's second Nairobi Annual Lecture on 23 November 2012. The lecture, entitled 'Enforcing Social and Economic Rights... MORE >
Charlie Grieves-Cook, coordinator of the RVI Sudan Course 2007-2008, died in Nairobi on 3 March after leaping from a balcony pursued by armed thugs. Raised in Kenya and trained as a chef in... MORE >
Tobias Hagmann and Kjetil Tronvoll's Contested Power in Ethiopia: Traditional Authorities and Multi-Party Elections (2011) focuses on Ethiopia's 2005 elections. The authors... MORE >