News from the RVI

Engaging Monyomiji: Bridging the Governance Gap in East Bank Equatoria by Simon Simonse and Eisei Kurimoto explores local governance in South Sudan’s south-easternmost state. The Monyomiji... MORE >
The Sudan Volunteer Programme (SVP) is a London-based charity that has been sending volunteers to teach English in Sudanese universities for the past 15 years, SVP has a number of... MORE >
The new hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan have generated renewed interest in two RVI publications: Douglas Johnson's When Boundaries Become Borders and Eddie Thomas' The... MORE >
Taghreed el-Sanhouri’s documentary Our Beloved Sudan (2011) portrays Sudan from independence in 1956 to partition in 2011. Expanding on some of the themes of Taghreed's earlier All... MORE >
Channel 4 International News Editor and RVI Trustee Lindsey Hilsum's Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution was launched in the UK in April to a chorus of praise from reviewers. It... MORE >
Faisal Goes West is a tragicomic drama about a Sudanese family's adjustment to life in the United States. The film is directed by Bentley Brown and produced by Rani Birchfield with a... MORE >
The RVI US office and the Chinua Achebe Center presented a conversation at Bard College on 21 March between Zimbabwean writer NoViolet Bulawayo and Teju Cole, author of Open City and Every... MORE >
On Friday March 9, RVI founding Fellows Jok Madut Jok and John Ryle gave a talk on the current situation in the Sudans at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), in... MORE >
On 23 February world leaders gathered in London to discuss Somalia. Commentary by RVI Fellows and associates included Mark Bradbury in Open Democracy, Can the London conference on Somalia... 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 >
In February, at a ceremony at the White House, President Obama presented RVI US Board member Kwame Anthony Appiah with the 2011 National Humanities Medal. The citation for the award praised... MORE >
South Sudan's second bookshop is now open at the Roots Project, Nimra Talata, in Juba town. Leaves bookshop is the brainchild of Awak Bior, an official at the Juba office of the... MORE >