News from the RVI

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 >
RVI Usalama Project reports on Ituri district, DRC
On 25 January 2013, RVI published the fourth and fifth Usalama Project reports on armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). UPC in Ituri: The External... MORE >
Koen Vlassenroot on the humanitarian industry in Goma
Over the last 20 years, the Congolese city of Goma has attracted almost 100 international NGOs, due to its history of violent conflicts, natural disasters and vast refugee population. In ‘... MORE >
H. E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia’s Federal Government, has stressed that restoration of security is his key priority. Speaking to RVI Fellow Sally Healy during an official... MORE >
New posts in RVI London and Nairobi offices
The Institute invites applications for the following posts in London and Nairobi. Operations Manager in the RVI regional office in Nairobi, Kenya Programme Coordinator for the Nairobi Forum... MORE >
An introduction to Somalia
On 18-19 February 2013, RVI and the Somalia NGO Consortium will co-host a two-day 'Introduction to Somalia' course at the Lukenya Getaway in Kenya. RVI will manage the first day... 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 >
Virginia Luling, 1940-2013
Dr Virginia Luling, who died in January, was an independent researcher on Somalia who worked for more than 20 years with Survival International. She conducted her first field research in... MORE >
On 23 January 2013, RVI published the third Usalama report on the armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Written by Usalama Project Director, Jason Stearns,... MORE >
On 6 December 2012, the RVI's Nairobi Forum hosted a seminar on ‘Rethinking state-building in Somalia: Negotiated statehood and hybrid governance’. The first discussion was led by Dr... MORE >
Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program
The Rift Valley Institute is among the 50 leading think tanks in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the annual Global Go-to Think Tanks Report issued by the University of Pensylvania's... MORE >
M23 and the Challenges to Peace in the Eastern DRC
On 17 December 2012, Jason Stearns, director of the RVI Usalama Project, discussed the capture of Goma by the M23 rebel group and the escalation of violence in the eastern Democratic... MORE >