Past Projects

Harlem-based Somali novelist Abdi Latif Ega, author of 'Guban'. Picture by Kate Stanworth
In 2008, the Redsea Cultural Foundation and Kayd, Somali diaspora organisations in Italy and the UK, joined ranks to establish the Hargeysa International Book Fair.  Now in its seventh year... MORE >
Based on extensive interviews with litigants, chiefs, and court officials, the project report Local Justice in Southern Sudan by Cherry Leonardi, Leben Moro, Martina Santschi and Deborah... MORE >
Usalama Project
The eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has been mired in violence for two decades and continues to be plagued by dozens of armed groups.  Yet, these groups—and how they interact with... MORE >
This project aimed to provide a baseline record and preliminary contextual analysis of “people-to-people” peace processes in Sudan. and contribute to a growing body of literature on... MORE >
Securing the Peace in Somaliland
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the 2010 presidential elections on peace and security in Somaliland and suggest areas where external assistance could be of value. The... MORE >
Electoral Processes
This programme comprises a series of studies of electoral processes and politics in Eastern and Central Africa. It aims to provide those involved in elections – electoral officials, civil... MORE >
Sudan Open Archive
The Sudan Open Archive (www.sudanarchive.net) offers free digital access to knowledge of all regions of Sudan and South Sudan. It is an expanding, word-searchable, full-text database of... MORE >
The Sudan Abduction and Slavery Project
The RVI Sudan Abductee Database is the outcome of an eighteen-month field investigation into abduction of Southerners during the north-south civil war in Sudan. The research was designed to... MORE >