RVI in local and global media

Drugs, divorce and despair: Somalia's forgotten male war victims
Men in war-torn Somalia suffer high rates of drug addiction, divorce and mental illness, researchers said, urging donors to do more to support men and strengthen families…."Men find... MORE >
Kenya softens its position on proposed closure of Dadaab refugee camp
Kenya appears to have softened its stance on the imminent closure of a camp hosting more than a third of a million Somali refugees, weeks after the deputy president, reacting to the... MORE >
Himeidti and his President: War as a livelihood
The media simply can’t get enough of him. The commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, famous as Himeidti, a motherly diminutive version of his first name, is as... MORE >
Kenya will not force Somali refugees out, despite deadline for camp closure
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya will not forcibly repatriate some 336,000 Somalis living in one of the world's largest refugee camps, but the government intends to continue... MORE >
As gold fuels Darfur conflict, activists push for more Sudan sanctions
One new group of people has flocked to Darfur in recent years: gold miners. From all over Africa, they have left their families, homes and countries, heading to a largely forgotten war zone... MORE >
Congo Escalates Crackdown on Pro-Democracy Activists
KAMPALA, Uganda—Congolese government security agents arecracking down on pro-democracy activists and sympathetic U.S. diplomats, raising concerns about the intentions of President Joseph... MORE >
Uganda Signals Diplomatic Breakthrough With Sudan on Rebels
(Bloomberg) — Uganda vowed to expel Sudanese rebel leaders living in the country, signaling a potential thaw in relations between two African nations that in the past have accused each... MORE >
Redsea Cultural Foundation is delighted to host Shakespeare’s Globe for the performance of one of the greatest English language plays ever written – Shakespeare’s sublime story of treachery... MORE >
Congo protests expose weakness of Kabila's coalition
KINSHASA (Reuters) — Protests that blocked a reform which could have extended Congo President Joseph Kabila's rule have exposed deep rifts in his ruling coalition and galvanized opposition... MORE >
UN and DRC forces prepare for war
The clock is ticking down on the launch of a military operation in eastern DRC against a Rwandan-Hutu militia that has refused to surrender and disarm. United Nations troops with MONUSCO in... MORE >
South Sudan’s Experience at Peace Making
I was in Juba two weeks ago participating in the Rift Valley Institute’s annual series of lectures at Juba University, whose theme this year was historic... MORE >
Somaliland: Terrorism Exacerbates the Crippling of a Rotten Aid System in Hungry Somalia
Aid workers in Somalia, which faces worsening hunger three years after famine struck the country, believe the humanitarian system is "rotten" and are hamstrung by fears of being prosecuted... MORE >

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