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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 >
Letter from Isoke No 12: Church, government, school fees, rebels, full moon and stars
I’m back in Isoke, and writing in the dark. It’s been fifteen months since I was last here. I flew this time, from Juba, the capital of South Sudan, to Torit, in Eastern Equatoria. From... MORE >
How do so-called fragile states exercise and maintain political power? What actors and institutions are involved in this process? How do they distribute the spoils of power amongst the... 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 >
New website tracks LAPSSET and development in northern Kenya
The Lamu-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Project is a large-scale development initiative that affects communities across Northern Kenya and bordering countries. Yet those... 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 >
RVI Field Courses 2015: New lecturers and location announcement
The RVI annual field courses feature teaching teams composed of regional specialists drawn from the region itself and from Europe and America. The most recent additions include Laura... MORE >
Letter from Kapoeta: Fewer guns, more waterpoints
Last month I drove some 1,200km around the country of the Toposa and the Nyangatom, cattle pastoralists who live in the lands north and east of Kapoeta, in Eastern Equatoria, in one of the... 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 >

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