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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 >
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 >
Expectations and belonging in Dire Dawa
As a secondary city, the competitive advantage of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia is location. It is the closest large city to the port of Djibouti, making it an important transit hub for international... MORE >
The role of election observers in Somaliland
This report is a record of a Forum event held on 5 November, before the 13 November 2017 election day. Election day itself was largely peaceful, and the international observer mission... MORE >
Improving Aid Delivery through Localisation in Somalia
Improving Aid Delivery through Localisation in Somalia brought together participants from the Somali government, the private sector, youth-led social media campaigns, local and... 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 >
Land Matters in Mogadishu
Mogadishu has for more than two decades been one of the most highly contested cities in the world. Since the collapse of President Siyad Barre’s government in early 1991, it has been... MORE >
Drought in the Horn of Africa Roundtable
In early 2011, the scale of famine affecting the Horn of Africa was only just beginning to receive international attention, despite early warnings in the previous year. It was not until... MORE >
Forging Jubaland
On 22 April 2016, the Rift Valley Forum hosted the launch of Saferworld’s report, Forging Jubaland, Community Perspectives on Federalism, Governance and Reconciliation. The creation... MORE >
We Kissed the Ground
In 2015, an estimated 154,000 migrants entered Europe via the Mediterranean from Libya—an increase of more than 1,000 per cent from 2012, while Somalis, most of them young men, were... MORE >
Carrada Ayaan Dhunkannay
Sheekada la yidhaa “Carrada Ayaan Dhunkannay” waa sheeko toos ah oo ku saabsan isku day wiil dhallinyar ah oo ka tahriibay Somaliland si uu u gaadho Yurub iyo dhibaatooyinka... MORE >
Going on Tahriib
More than one million people arrived in Europe via the Mediterranean in 2015. In Somaliland and Puntland, accounts of young people embarking on the hazardous journey via Ethiopia, Sudan and... MORE >

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