Close this search box.

Rift Valley Institute

Making local knowledge work

The Story of the Sudan Open Archive

The Story of the Sudan Open Archive

The Sudan Open Archive ( is free resource developed by the Rift Valley Institute. It provides online and offline access to digital versions of thousands of books and documents about Sudan and South Sudan. 

From its origins in a shipping container in Lokichokio in northern Kenya, the Sudan Archive has come to include historical and contemporary material, rare manuscripts and foundational documents of Sudanese and South Sudanese legal and political institutions. 
Dan Large, the Project Director, explains how the Archive started and how it can help Sudanese and South Sudanese researchers today.
  • Recent Publications