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Reflections on a life of research in the Horn of Africa
Berouk Mesfin, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), interviews Christopher Clapham, Emeritus Professor at the University of Cambridge, and Lee Cassanelli,... MORE >
East Africa’s latest top ten think tanks
In the 2014 global go-to think tank ratings by the University of Pennsylvania the Rift Valley Institute has been ranked as the ninth most noteworthy think... MORE >
Debate Continues Over Uganda Army Role in South Sudan Conflict
Speakers at a Nairobi forum sponsored by the Rift Valley Institute expressed concern for the future of South Sudan following a ceasefire agreement... MORE >
Abuses lead to calls for accountability in South Sudan
The UN warned this month that acts committed by both sides in the South Sudan crisis could amount to crimes against humanity, and urged parties engaged in peace talks to establish... MORE >
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 >

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