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The Peace Research Facility (PRF) of the Rift Valley Institute is a multi-year project implemented by the Rift Valley Institute (RVI) in Ethiopia. Since 2022, PRF has been working in conflict analysis and peacebuilding in Ethiopia. With an objective…
The Somali Dialogue Platform (Wadahadalada Somaaliyeed) is a programme, implemented by the Rift Valley Institute, that works to facilitate agreement amongst Somalis on contentious political issues. It is supported by the FCDO, DANIDA, USAID and BUILD. The need Somalis recognize…
Aims of the Project This project aimed to provide a baseline record and preliminary contextual analysis of “people-to-people” peace processes in Sudan. and contribute to a growing body of literature on indigenous approaches to peacemaking in Africa. Background In…
Securing the Peace in Somaliland
Summary The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the 2010 presidential elections on peace and security in Somaliland and suggest areas where external assistance could be of value. The report, Securing the Peace in Somaliland, was…
Electoral Processes
Aims This programme comprises a series of studies of electoral processes and politics in Eastern and Central Africa. It aims to provide those involved in elections—electoral officials, civil society organisations, election monitors, donor agencies and others working in the…
Harlem-based Somali novelist Abdi Latif Ega, author of 'Guban'. Picture by Kate Stanworth
Background In 2008, the Redsea Cultural Foundation and Kayd, Somali diaspora organisations in Italy and the UK, joined ranks to establish the Hargeysa International Book Fair. Now in its fourteenth year, the Fair has grown to become one of…
  • Recent Publications

    ETHIOPIA CONFLICT TRENDS REPORT: AFAR REGION

    INTRODUCTION Situated in north-eastern Ethiopia, bordering the Tigray, Amhara, Oromia and Somali regions, Afar occupies a strategically important geographical position, which has become more apparent in recent years. This is increasingly counteracting its relatively small population size (around 2 million)

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    UNDERSTANDING THE FANO INSURGENCY IN ETHIOPIA’S AMHARA REGION

    The Fano insurgency in the Amhara region is currently one of the most serious security threats affecting Ethiopia. As well as causing widespread deadly violence—largely between the Fano, federal security and local government forces— affecting the region’s civilian population, it

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