Channel 4 International News Editor and RVI Trustee Lindsey Hilsum's Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution was launched in the UK in April to a chorus of praise from reviewers. It traces the history of Gaddafi’s long regime and its final downfall. RVI Fellow Alex de Waal analysed new hostilities in the Sudans in a lecture to the Royal African Society. ODI published a study by Laura Hammond and Hannah Vaughan-Lee, 'Humanitarian Space in Somalia: A Scarce Commodity'. On the African Arguments blog, James Smith, RVI Project Manager in Nairobi, asked what new advances by foreign forces into al-Shabaab territory mean for Somalia in 'Somalia’s Newly Liberated Areas – What comes Next?'