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This briefing analyses research teaching and practice in Somaliland and Puntland, with a particular focus on the University of Hargeysa (UoH) and Puntland State University (PSU). It builds on a needs assessment that was carried out in conjunction with a research methods course of lectures offered by the Rift Valley Institute and funded by the…

The Rift Valley Institute will participate in the Hargeysa International Book Fair (HIBF) panel event ‘The Wisdom of Elders’, to be held on 23 July in Hargeysa, Somaliland. Two South Sudanese chiefs from Aweil and Yambio, with whom RVI has been working as part of its South Sudan Customary Authorities (SSCA) project, will speak…

​Civil war seems settled as a permanent feature of politics in both Sudan and South Sudan. State and parastatal armed actors, insurgents and armed groups of various sorts are a regularized part of the Sudans’ political economy and ecology, in which civilian non-combatants are the primary victims

Il est indispensable d’adopter une perspective régionale pour comprendre la dynamique politique, sociale et sécuritaire qui caractérise le Rwanda, la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), l’Ouganda et le Burundi. Si chacun des quatre pays auxquels est consacrée le Stage d'études sur les Grands Lacs du RVI s’est engagé sur une voie…

A regional perspective is indispensable for understanding political, social and security dynamics in Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Uganda and Burundi. While each country has undertaken a unique socio-political and economic trajectory, in many ways, the four countries that are the focus of RVI’s Great Lakes Course continue…

The Rift Valley Institute and Redsea Cultural Foundation have collaborated to publish We Kissed the Ground as an audiobook. Dr. Jama Musse Jama, Director of the Hargeysa Cultural Centre considers the production of the first Somali audiobook is an important milestone for Somali literature. Its launch takes place on the UNESCO…

When a South Sudanese chief died in Arua in 2017, the place for his burial became the source of discord—not between the host population and the refugees, but between the South Sudanese that had stayed behind and those that had sought refuge across the border. The authorities in his home area near Yei, South Sudan insisted that the body be…

A travers le monde, l’uniforme revêt une valeur symbolique indéniable. Que ce soit dans les services de sécurité, dans la prison, à l’hôpital, à l’école ou dans des clubs sportifs, l’uniforme est un élément d’identification et de différenciation. L’uniforme militaire et policier représente l’autorité de l’Etat, unit ceux qui servent sous le…

Africa's youngest country doesn’t have a museum yet in which to display its national archives; it would have to be built with the help of donors.