News from the RVI

RVI Fellow Douglas Johnson discussed South Sudan’s history, historiography, and sense of identity in the context of the new nation's first anniversary. Speaking at the ninth... MORE >
Comments are in from participants on the RVI summer courses. One writes that he was 'inspired by the depth of knowledge’ at the Sudan and South Sudan Course in Kenya. Another notes the... MORE >
Two new staff members have joined the Rift Valley Institute. Faria Mohamud takes up the post of financial officer in the Institute's UK office. Born in Afgoye, Somalia, Faria was... MORE >
A report from the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA), and the Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project (AfriMAP) investigates the vexed question of nationality in... MORE >
In an interview with Sudan Radio, RVI Fellow Alfred Sebit Lokuji of the University of Juba makes a suggestion for the resolution of the border disputes between Sudan and South Sudan:... MORE >
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 >