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In early 2019, RVI moved to new offices in Hai Kuwait, Juba. While we were sorry to leave behind our previous premises and generous hosts at the Catholic University of South Sudan, we are excited about the opportunities the new office provides. The new location positions us nearby two of our closest partners in South Sudan: The National…

Over the last year, there have been several momentous and largely unpredicted changes in Sudan and South Sudan. In Sudan, after 30 years in power, Omar al-Bashir was ejected from the presidency following months of popular protests. This triggered an on-going re-ordering of the country’s political system with the outcome as yet unknown. In South…

Entre 2016 et 2018, 17 cas de braquages des cambistes, y inclus des assassinats ont été enregistrés par la société civile de Bukavu. Ces actes se déroulent à la fois les jours comme les nuits sur les trottoirs des rues de la ville ou aux domiciles des cambistes. Ce blog analyse les  différentes facettes de l’insécurité vécue par les cambistes…

La recherche collaborative associe plusieurs acteurs dans la chaine de production du savoir. Les commanditaires de recherche du Nord font souvent recours aux chercheurs du Sud pour faire des recherches. Cependant, la plupart des chercheurs localement ancrés sont souvent écartés par les chercheurs du Nord de tout le processus de mise en œuvre d’…

Goma, l’une des villes de l'Est de la République démocratique du Congo à la limite avec le Rwanda, est actuellement confrontée à une insécurité récurrente. Celle-ci se manifeste par  plusieurs cas d’abus et violations des droits humains, notamment sur les marchands vespéraux des quartiers Kyeshero, Majengo et Mugunga. Ces abus consistent en des…

Haji Abdulkarim Hussein Yusuf, known as ‘Haji Abdi Warabe’, died in Hargeysa, Somaliland, on Friday 10 May 2019. His precise age is unknown, but local reports state that he lived to over one hundred. He was buried in a small village known as Toon, close to Hargeysa. Official delegations from Djibouti and the Somali region of Ethiopia, as well…

The past year has seen unprecedented changes in the Horn of Africa. These followed the appointment of Abiy Ahmed as Prime Minister of Ethiopia in April 2018, who set about a series of internal reforms, as well as brokering a rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea. This was coupled with the continuing involvement of the Gulf states in the…

This blog is part of RVI’s Research Collaboration project in partnership with the Groupe d'Etudes sur les Conflits et la Sécurité Humaine (GEC-SH) and funded by the Knowledge Management Fund of KPSRL. The project examines the political economy of knowledge production and its impact on the security of researchers in conflict-affected…

Dans l’exercice de leurs activités commerciales quotidiennes, les femmes vendeuses de la ville de Bukavu sont régulièrement exposées à des situations d’insécurité. Elles se plaignent souvent de cela ainsi que des conséquences engendrées sur leurs activités quotidiennes. Selon ces femmes, les auteurs de cette insécurité sont notamment des…

Roadblocks—infamous for the informal fees travellers must pay—are often thought to be found exclusively in rural areas. Yet, as Evariste Mahamba shows in this blog, the harbor of Goma also has a history of roadblocks. Having become hotspots of extortion, pressure mounted from citizen movements to dismantle the roadblocks. Recently, the new…