Briefings and Meeting Reports

A War on Men?
Mark Bradbury welcomed participants and explained this inception workshop was planned to develop a research framework and identify key issues and questions for a two-year study by RVI and... MORE >
The Somalia Conference in London, May 2013
On 7 May 2013, the Federal Government of Somalia and the UK government will co-host the Somalia Conference in London aimed at harnessing international support for reconstruction and... MORE >
Le maintien de la paix sans stratégie politique
Ce briefing du Projet Usalama expose l'histoire de la participation de l'ONU dans l’est de la RDC et analyse les défis qui continuent de faire face à la mission, même au moment où elle se... MORE >
Continuity and change in Somalia
Mark Bradbury, the RVI Horn of Africa and East Africa Regional Director, opened this joint event with BIEA to launch a special issue of the Journal of Eastern Africa Studies ... MORE >
The perils of peacekeeping without politics
On 18 April 2013, the RVI’s Usalama Project published its third briefing paper, on the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). ‘The Perils of Peacekeeping without Politics... MORE >
Nuruddin Farah in conversation with Binyavanga Wainaina
Mark Bradbury, the RVI Horn of Africa and East Africa Regional Director, welcomed Nuruddin Farah, Binyavanga Wainaina and the large audience to the Nairobi Forum. In his introductory... MORE >
L'homme fort de l'est de la RDC
Ce briefing du Projet Usalama présente un profil de l'un des commandants les plus importants du M23, le général Bosco Ntaganda. Malgré son inculpation par la Cour pénale internationale sur... MORE >
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 >

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