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The EastAfrican
Countries in the East African region are sharply divided over military intervention in South Sudan, as the talks in Addis Ababa flounder over political detainees and the presence of Ugandan... MORE >
Civil Society Seeks Citizens’ Representation In Peace Talks
On Friday 10 January leading South Sudanese civil society institutions came together to discuss the current situation [in South Sudan]… According to David Deng, Director of Research at the... MORE >
The New York Times
KHARTOUM, Sudan — The United States has demanded negotiations. Uganda has threatened to intervene. China has called for an immediate cease-fire. The conflict in South Sudan has attracted... MORE >
Al Jazeera
'South Sudan can still be a successful country, but it requires leadership that is prepared to do that and so, on both sides of the current dispute between Riek Machar and Salva Kiir, both... MORE >
Medium
I reached the last pages of a dusty and never-opened file in the National Archive of South Sudan when I found this letter. The aging generator was loudly... MORE >
Wall Street Journal
The president of South Sudan said his guards fended off renegade soldiers who were attempting to overthrow the government, a clash that exposes the oil-rich nation's fragmented and fragile... MORE >
Reflections on the Recent Historiography of Eastern Congo
In a recent article for the Journal of African History, DRC specialist René Lemarchand writes that 'there can be no doubt about Jason Stearns’s impressive... MORE >
Nuruddin Farah in conversation with Tom Odhiambo
Somali author Nuruddin Farah discusses his writing—and its relation to Somalia and the African condition—with Tom Odhiambo of Nairobi University. The interview was filmed for the Rift... MORE >
The National Archive of South Sudan
Jok Madut Jok, former Undersecretary in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport of the Government of South Sudan, discusses the National Archive of South Sudan with Douglas H. Johnson,... MORE >
Colonial Remembering, Injured Bodies, and Current Humanitarianism in the DRC
Congolese colonial subjects have vivid memories of the grotesque and spectacular violence inflicted upon them by Europeans during Leopold’s reign of the Congo Free State: ‘Soldiers made... MORE >
Letter from Isoke No 11: Ghost teachers, scorpions, broken chairs
The subject of the Comprehension test in the school certificate exam this year was cattle-raiding. Cattle-raiding is a specialty round here, so it was much easier for the students than last... MORE >
Al-Shabaab and international aid agencies in Somalia
RVI Fellow Mary Harper of the BBC World Service, Nuur Sheekh, Coordinator of the RVI Nairobi Forum and Sitara Jibreen... MORE >

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