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2022-09-19

Urban workers and students led Sudan’s 2019 revolution, which forced the security forces of former president Omar al-Bashir to depose their patron in April 2019. The protestors were backed by trade unions, civil activists, technocrats with PhDs, old political parties, and business leaders, all grouped around the Forces of Freedom and Change – an opposition coalition formed in January 2019, as…

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2022-06-15

This XCEPT briefing considers the changing political situation in Sudan with a particular focus on the future of the Juba Peace Agreement (JPA) and the evolving political and security dynamics in the east of the country.

2022-06-08

War, Migration and Work examines the history of labour migration and labour relations in present day South Sudan's Baher El-Ghazal borderlands with Darfur and Kordofan (regions of present day Sudan).

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The Sudan and South Sudan Q&A covers some of the pressing issues surrounding the developments in the region and provides an insight of the most pertinent issues covered in the annual course. 

2022-05-11

جاء تصميم العملية الانتقالية في السودان لتؤدي إلى - وتتقدم من خلال - انتخابات قومية تثبت نجاح ومصداقية الانتقال السياسي. لكن هذا الأمر ينطوي على مخاطر كبيرة.  يُحدّد هذا التقرير سلسلة من المجالات الرئيسية التي يجب اتخاذ قرارات بخصوصها عند تصميم العملية الانتخابية، وكيفية دعم تلك القرارات. كما يُحدّد الخيارات المختلفة، ويناقش الآثار المترتبة على البدائل الممكنة

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2022-03-31

This briefing considers the changing political situation in Sudan with a particular focus on the future of the Juba Peace Agreement (JPA) and the evolving political and security dynamics in the Two Areas. It is the third in a series of rapid response updates by the Rift Valley Institute for the UK government’s XCEPT (Cross-Border Conflict Evidence, Policy and Trends) programme. See Update 1 ‘…

2022-03-31

Until the latter part of the twentieth century, South Sudanese boys and girls grew food on household farms for their families to eat. Under this system, children’s work and education were hard to distinguish. Today, however, many boys and girls work for money outside of their household farm and use the money to support their education in schools. Child Labour, Education and…

2022-03-30

Voting for Change: Elections and Political Transformation in Sudan report identifies a series of key areas in which decisions need to be taken around the design of the electoral process, and support for this. It lays out different options and discusses the implications of the possible alternatives. This report does not offer direct recommendations. There is no one model of a perfect election,…

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As part of secured funding from the EU to strengthen women’s research in South Sudan, RVI is pleased to invite applications for research grants.