News from the RVI

RVI course season winds up in Jinja, Uganda
June and July were months of intensive study for students on the Institute's annual field courses. The courses involved over 140 participants, thirty teachers, and an administrative... 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 >
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 >
The uneasy peace in Ituri
The seventh RVI Usalama report on armed movements in the DRC focusses on two groups operating in Ituri District, the FNI and the FRPI. The report, by Henning Tamm, analyses these two mainly... 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 >
The Future of Humanitarian Action
In June the Nairobi Forum hosted a consultation on the future of humanitarian action in the Horn of Africa and East Africa with the Feinstein International Centre at Tufts University and... 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 >
Chinua Achebe commemorated at Bard College, NY
The life of the Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe (1930-2013) was celebrated on May 6 at Bard College, New York, where Achebe taught for many years. There were spoken tributes from Nigerian... MORE >
A War on Men?
On 29 and 30 April the Nairobi Forum hosted a workshop to discuss the impact of war, prolonged conflict, displacement and exile on Somali men and youth. The workshop, convened by Judith... 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 >