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For six years rebel forces in Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states (the Two Areas) have been battling the Sudanese government. Round after round of negotiations mediated by the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa have failed to bring an end to what is a continuation of the second Sudanese civil war (1983-2005) fought by the Sudan People’s…

Founded in 2007, the Hargeysa International Book Fair will mark it’s tenth anniversary this year. The book fair provides a platform for discussion on social and political reconstruction through arts, literature and culture. The festival is a space for young and aspiring artists to interact, share knowledge and learn from celebrated figures in…

Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim, a Sudanese veteran communist politician and feminist, passed away in London on 12 August. She is survived by her son Ahmed with the late al-Shafie Ahmed al-Sheikh, a communist trade union leader who met his death at the gallows at the orders of President Nimayri in the aftermath of the failed 19 July 1971 communist coup…

Le groupement Waloaluanda est situé dans le secteur de Wanianga, en territoire de Walikale (Nord-Kivu). Majoritairement peuplé des Batembo, ce groupement est parmi les plus enclavés de Walikale et se situe à cheval entre les territoires de Masisi (Nord Kivu) à l’est et celui de Kalehe (groupement de Ziralo et Mubuku, au Sud Kivu). Waloaluanda…

This June, RVI hosted the Institute’s fourteenth Annual Field Courses in Entebbe, Uganda, covering Sudan and South Sudan, the Great Lakes and the Horn of Africa. The innovative, dawn-to-dusk programme of seminars, lectures, group discussions and special events covered a variety of social, political and economic issues in the region, including…

Depuis la mise en œuvre de la Police de Proximité (PdP) dans le cadre de la réforme de la police dont Bukavu était un site pilote (2009-2014), des tableaux accrochés sur les murs intérieurs et extérieurs de la plupart des commissariats à travers la ville annoncent aux visiteurs dix règles d’or que les policiers sont tenus de respecter. La…

The conflict in South Sudan has entered its fourth year and the situation continues to deteriorate for many desperate civilians. There is an urgent need for the citizens of the East African region to impress upon their leaders the urgency and unacceptability of the situation and to call them to action to end the suffering. This week on ALD, we…

For Major-General Herbert Kitchener, the British assault in southern Sudan on September 2nd 1898 was an exercise in both conquest and revenge. 13 years after Britain’s Governor-General in Sudan had been killed in Khartoum, this latest operation had involved years of preparation, including the development of both rail and steamship supply routes…

The third phase of RVI’s South Sudan Customary Authorities Project, funded by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), is now underway. The project aims to deepen understanding of customary authorities’ role within, and with, their communities, and to amplify their voices. The work builds on previous phases of the project,…

But there was an air of optimism. In the various focus groups both women and men agreed that the affirmative action led to more women in positions of power and decision-making, and it was indeed a good thing that needed to be supported. One woman noted that the fact that women are in leadership positions in the county was motivation for girls…