News from the RVI

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 >
Ethiopia after Meles
On 21 February 2013, the RVI’s Nairobi Forum hosted a panel discussion on the regional implications of the death of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, in August 2012. The event,... 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 >
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 >