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A Somali Spring?
On 11 October in Nairobi, Professor Ken Menkhaus of Davidson College, North Carolina debated current developments in Somalia with panelists... More >
Ethiopia after Meles: National and regional implications
The death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in August 2012 marked the beginning of the end of a generation of ‘reform rebels’ that... More >
Somalia's Jubaland: Past, present and potential future
Jubaland has been one of the most heavily fought over regions of Somalia during the civil war. With its perennial river, fertile soils and... More >
Remittance Transfers to Somalia
Every year, Somali migrants around the world send approximately $1.3 billion to friends and families at home, dwarfing humanitarian aid to... More >
The Somalia Conference in London
On 27 April the Nairobi Forum became the Mogadishu Forum, when it hosted a consultation in Mogadishu about the forthcoming Somalia... More >
What future for democracy in Somaliland?
On 27 June 2013, the Nairobi Forum hosted the public launch of a report by Saferworld and the Somaliland Non State Actors Forum (SONSAF) on... More >
Managing Development and Security
This joint meeting of the Rift Valley Institute and Road International was opened by Nuur Mohamud Sheekh, Coordinator of the RVI Nairobi... More >
Nairobi Forum: Planning for the London Somalia Conference
A meeting chaired by Hon. Mohamed Affey was convened by the RVI in Nairobi on 2 May to discuss the forthcoming London conference on Somalia... More >
IGAD and Somalia
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) aims to promote peace, security, prosperity and economic integration in Eastern... 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... 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... More >
Somalia's Jubbaland
Ken Menkhaus noted the perception shared by the international community and by neighbouring countries that Jubbaland is an emerging federal... 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... More >
The Somalia Conference in London, May 2013
Mark Bradbury, the RVI Horn and East Africa Regional Director, welcomed the distinguished guests and explained that this forum followed on... More >
What future for democracy in Somaliland?
Mark Bradbury, RVI Horn of Africa and East Africa Regional Director, welcomed participants to the launch of Somalilanders Speak: Lessons... More >