Briefings and Meeting Reports

Strongman of the eastern DRC: A profile of General Bosco Ntaganda
This Usalama Project Briefing presents a profile of one of the M23’s most important commanders, General Bosco Ntaganda. Despite his indictment by the International Criminal Court on charges... MORE >
Somalia's Jubbaland
Ken Menkhaus noted the perception shared by the international community and by neighbouring countries that Jubbaland is an emerging federal state in Somalia. But, he asked, does Jubbaland... MORE >
Ethiopia after Meles
The death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in August 2012 marked the beginning of the end of a generation of ‘reform rebels’ that came to power in East Africa in the 1990s. Prime... MORE >
AMISOM in Transition
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is in a period of transition. After a year of military successes it needs a new mandate to support the new Federal Government of Somalia, which... MORE >
Hasty repatriation
Mark Bradbury, the RVI Horn of Africa and East Africa Regional Director, began the meeting by introducing the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (HIPS), a Mogadishu-based think-tank... MORE >
M23's operational commander: A profile of Sultani Emmanuel Makenga
This Usalama Project briefing presents a concise biography of the M23's senior commander, Sultani Makenga, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It describes his rise... MORE >
Le commandant opérationnel du M23
Ce briefing du Projet Usalama présente une biographie concise du commandant en chef du M23, Sultani Makenga. Il décrit son ascension dans les rangs, son adhésion précédente au Rassemblement... MORE >
Rethinking state-building in Somalia
Mark Bradbury, the RVI Horn of Africa and East Africa Regional Director, began the meeting by introducing Marleen Renders, the author of Consider Somaliland: State-Building with Traditional... MORE >
A Somali Spring?
More than 200 people attended the first event of the Rift Valley Institute's Nairobi Forum on 11 October 2012. 'A Somali Spring? prospects for a post-transition Somalia' featured four... MORE >
Elections in Sudan
This briefing paper, submitted to the UK Associate Parliamentary Group on Sudan, discusses some of the challenges facing the international community in the lead-up to the April 2010... MORE >

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