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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 >
Sudan Looks East, co-edited by Dan Large and Luke A. Patey analyses the 'look east' policy adopted by Khartoum from the mid-1990s onwards. The book examines the rise of China,... MORE >
Tobias Hagmann and Kjetil Tronvoll's Contested Power in Ethiopia: Traditional Authorities and Multi-Party Elections (2011) focuses on Ethiopia's 2005 elections. The authors... MORE >
In December 2011 the RVI marked its tenth anniversary year. On December 13 half-a-dozen Sudan Handbook contributors were present at the School of Oriental and African Studies for a panel... MORE >
The RVI anniversary event at SOAS was introduced by the Director, John Ryle, in these words: "The RVI is a transnational network distributed across Eastern and Central Africa. Our goal... MORE >
Recent reports by an RVI Fellow and a member of the teaching staff of the RVI Great Lakes Course cover current political and economic issues in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Horn... MORE >
Week by week RVI Fellow Magdi el-Gizouli’s blog, Still Sudan, offers a trenchant analysis of political developments in the two Sudans. Recently, his self-described ‘notes on a fluid... MORE >
A new version of the Sudan Open Archive is now available on an external hard drive. SOA 3.0 offers free digital access to over three thousand books and documents and articles about all... MORE >
RVI Fellow Conradin Perner (Kwacakworo), was awarded the Yellow Star medal by the President of the Republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit shortly after South Sudan's independence... MORE >