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En mi-février 2018, face à une population de plus en plus frustrée, le gouvernement provincial réunit un Conseil de Sécurité élargi composé des acteurs de sécurité clés de la province tout comme les bourgmestres des trois communes de la ville et les chefs de ses 20 quartiers. Le Conseil décide de lancer la campagne « Tujikinge » (« protégeons-nous » en Swahili) avec l’objectif de…

The past year has seen unprecedented changes in the Horn of Africa. These followed the appointment of Abiy Ahmed as Prime Minister of Ethiopia in April 2018, who set about a series of internal reforms, as well as brokering a rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea. This was coupled with the continuing involvement of the Gulf states in the Horn’s politial processes, with particular influence…

La ville d’Uvira dans la province du Sud Kivu, frontalière du Burundi, est depuis longtemps la proie à une grave insécurité : vols à mains armés, braquages, assassinats et autres formes de violence battent leur plein. Pour s’auto-sécuriser en patrouillant dans leur quartier pendant la nuit, les jeunes d’Uvira se sont organisés dans des groupes dits « balala rondo » (du mot Swahili kulala « …

This blog is the second part of the Navigating migration and the experiences of Congolese refugees in Nairobi series and will explore the driving factors behind Congolese migration to Kenya, the demographics of those leaving the DRC and what is drawing Congolese migrants to Kenya.

At the beginning of 2018, an estimated 600,000 Congolese refugees were residing outside of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in sub-Saharan Africa. More than four million Congolese were displaced within the DRC. Since August 2016, the Kasai region of south-central DRC has been embroiled in conflict, displacing close to one million people and forcing tens of thousands to flee the…

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 Somalia Stability Fund (SSF).

​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

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Jok Madut Jok, former Undersecretary in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport of the Government of South Sudan, discusses the National Archive of South Sudan with Douglas H. Johnson, former Deputy Archivist and leading historian of the country.

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The Parish Compound consists of our four-bedroomed guest-house surrounded by the huts of others living in the Compound: three orphans, three staff and occasional guests. This Saturday we woke to find the compound full of goods brought from Torit by the indefatigable Father B.. He arrived at one o’clock last night. The haul include 15 crates of Coca-cola and Fanta, mango juice, sugar and…