Briefings

The Challenge of Reform within Ethiopia’s Constitutional Order
For over two decades Ethiopia’s political federation has been organized around the principle of ‘democratic centralism’. This philosophy also lies at the heart of the... MORE >
After the Khartoum Agreement
The Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed on 12 September 2018, not only allows for a new government and security arrangements, it also... MORE >
Remittances and Vulnerability in Somalia
The importance of remittances to the household economy across Somalia is well-recognized. What is less well understood is the relationship between remittances and the relative vulnerability... MORE >
Placer le quotidien de la police au coeur de la réforme
La police étant l’une des principales institutions de l’État, il est impossible de la réformer sans améliorer considérablement le cadre de gouvernance plus général dans lequel... MORE >
Security sector reform has been a central component of post-conflict reconstruction and development programmes, and the restoration of state authority since the 1990s. However, these... MORE >
The Peace Process in Burundi
In April 2015, protests erupted in Burundi when President Pierre Nkurunziza’s sought a third term in office. Protestors claimed this was contrary to the country’s constitution,... MORE >
Somalia: A state of male power, insecurity and inequality
The Rift Valley Institute’s study on the impact of war on Somali men looks into a previously under-researched set of questions: What are the enduring effects of more than two decades... MORE >
Pas juste une question de terres
Dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), les litiges fonciers sont considérés à la fois comme une source majeure et un facteur important de conflit. Au fil du... MORE >
'It's not all about the land'
Land disputes are considered both key sources and perpetuating factors of conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Over the years, scholars and practitioners have... MORE >
Les femmes, le conflit et l’autorité publique au Congo
La RDC a mauvaise réputation pour ce qui est de l’égalité de genre et du respect des droits des femmes. A ce jour, les bailleurs de fonds et les médias internationaux se sont... MORE >
Women, Conflict and Public Authority in the Congo
The DRC has a bad reputation when it comes to gender equality and respect for women’s rights. Until now, the donor community and international media have mostly been focusing on... MORE >
Recyclage de rebelles ? La démobilisation au Congo
Pendant la Seconde Guerre du Congo (1998–2003), le gouvernement de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et la société civile congolaise ont tenté, avec le soutien de partenaires... MORE >

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