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Rift Valley Institute

Making local knowledge work

Jacob Akol is a veteran Sudanese journalist and director of the Gurtong Trust ( He is author of I Will Go the Distance: The story of a ‘lost’ Sudanese boy of the sixties (2007) and Burden of Nationality: Memoirs of an African aidworker/journalist 1970s-1990s (2006).