News from the RVI

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 >
The recent RVI Usalama Project report on the origins and activities of the M23 rebel group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), From CNDP to M23: The Evolution of an Armed... MORE >
Le RVI a le plaisir d’annoncer la publication des versions françaises des deux premiers rapports du Projet Usalama sur les groupes armés dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo.... MORE >
RVI is seeking to recruit two new staff members for the Rift Valley Institute office in London, one entry-level position and one senior post. The successful candidates will join the RVI... MORE >
On 2 November 2012, the RVI launched the first of a series of reports on the M23 and other armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The report, entitled From CNDP... MORE >
RVI Great Lakes Project Officer Michel Thill writes in on the history of anti-government rebellions in the Kivu provinces of the eastern DRC. 'Though triggered by a... MORE >
Janis Fitch 1938 - 2012
Janis Fitch, the Institute's bookkeeper from 2005 until this year, died in London in November after a short illness. She was 74. A staunch atheist, Janis loved cats, bright clothes,... MORE >
In a contribution to a new book, The Golden Fleece: Manipulation and Independence in Humanitarian Action (Kumarian Press), Mark Bradbury writes on the political fallout from the failure of... MORE >