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The fifth Tarikh Tana (Our History) radio show in this second series will focus on "Women and Customary Law in South Sudan".

The fourth Tarikh Tana (Our History) radio show in this second series will focus on "An Evolution of Crime and Punishment in South Sudan”.

The third Tarikh Tana (Our History) radio show in this second series will focus on Chiefs Remuneration in History: The Change of Funding Sources for Customary Leaders in South Sudan.

The second show of the Tarikh Tana (Our History) series will focus on Justice: for who and by who? We will take the Torit District court books for 1957 and 1959 found in the South Sudan National Archives as the starting point for our discussion.

The first Tarikh Tana (Our History) radio show in this second series will focus on What makes a chief? The changing role of customary authorities. We will take two personality sheets written about chiefs under the British Colonial period, found in the South Sudan National Archives, as the starting point for our discussion.

In November 2019, the Rift Valley Institute and OSSREA held a workshop in Addis Ababa on Understanding and visualising the 'Transnational Everyday’. This brought together researchers and data visualisation experts from the region and beyond with an objective of informing the development of the Transnational Everyday workstream.

In June, the Rift Valley Institute will hold the 2020 annual field courses. Now in their seventeenth year, each course examines a different sub-region within eastern and central Africa: Sudan and South Sudan, the Great Lakes and the Horn of Africa. They offer a dawn-to-dusk programme of lectures, seminars, panel discussions and debates.…

The Rift Valley Institute is pleased to announce that RVI Fellow, Aly Verjee, has been awarded the 2019 Oslo Forum Peacewriter Prize for his article, 'Monitoring Ceasefires is Getting Harder: Greater Innovation is Required'.

On 5 July 2019, the Rift Valley Forum launched the book, Widow Inheritance and Contested Citizenship in Kenya, by Dr. Awino Okech. The book explores the intersection between power, gender, and sexualities and the role of body politics in the construction of gendered subjects and nations. The book uses widow inheritance amongst Luo of Kenya as a…

La ville d’Uvira dans la province du Sud Kivu, frontalière du Burundi, est depuis longtemps la proie à une grave insécurité : vols à mains armés, braquages, assassinats et autres formes de violence battent leur plein. Pour s’auto-sécuriser en patrouillant dans leur quartier pendant la nuit, les jeunes d’Uvira se sont organisés dans des groupes…