RVI in local and global media

African Arguments
Princeton Lyman, US special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, is stepping down. A White House source characterised Lyman’s departure as “the kind of personnel change that is normal at the... MORE >
Financial Times
There could hardly be a more poignant or devastating reminder of divisive instability that has spread throughout the Horn of Africa. On Monday, I moderated a discussion panel on how arts... MORE >
When Congo's government army retreated in panic from the eastern city of Goma last month, many observers blamed the poor morale and leadership, ill discipline and corruption that have... MORE >
Sudan Tribune
Four students were found dead Friday in a feeder irrigation canal of an experimental farm next to the main campus of the University of Gezira. The students drowned to death; their bodies... MORE >
Oman Daily Observer
The withdrawal of armed fighters who have swept through the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in a matter of months is unlikely to mean an end to the perpetual conflict,... MORE >
Congo's M23 rebels have pulled back from the city of Goma but they are calling all the shots, leaving an increasingly isolated President Joseph Kabila with tough military and political... MORE >
The M23 Congolese rebel group (Guardian), widely thought to be backed by the Rwandan government, has been making significant gains in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in recent weeks.... MORE >
The National (UAE)
The headquarters of Sudan's Communist Party is a shabby place. The peeling leather chairs in its meeting room are watched over by dusty photos of its most famous leaders since 1946,... MORE >
Thomas-Daquin Muiti, président de la Société Civile du Nord-Kivu en direct de RDC, Aloys Tegera, directeur de recherche au Pôle Institut de Goma, et Jason Stearns, directeur du Projet... MORE >
As our team drives out of our Goma hotel, we are told to wait at the barrier. The police commissioner of Goma has just returned to this city. Twelve bodyguards with ray ban sunglasses,... MORE >
Le Monde
Dans les rues de Goma, des policiers règlent désormais la circulation à grands coups de sifflet. Ce sifflet est leur seule arme visible, mais la «police de roulage» est l'une des... MORE >
Vice Versa: La RDC menacée d'implosion?
What does M23 want? Why does Kinshasa seem militarily impotent? And how can President Kabila save his regime in the face of a hostile public opinion? MORE >