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RESEARCH REPORT

24th November 2021

Contested Commerce: Revenue and State-Making in the Galkayo ...

Contested Commerce examines how continuing political conflicts and the fragile security situation affect cross-border trade in the city of Galkayo, cl...

BLOG

12th November 2021

Reversing the Military Coup in Sudan

Ahmed Soliman

As an entrenched military elite tries to protect extensive economic and political interests despite no public support, parts of the old regime are rea...

RESEARCH REPORT

3rd October 2021

Regularly Irregular: Varieties of Informal Trading in the Et...

Regularly Irregular focuses on the Gaashamo corridor—a series of small border crossings between Ethiopia and Somaliland—to analyze the everyday govern...

RESEARCH REPORT

1st October 2021

Lasanod: City at the Margins. The Politics of Borderland Tra...

Lasanod: City at the Margins examines the economic and political consequences of this ambiguous borderland status, which has led to new forms of reven...

BLOG

14th September 2021

“The border is a semi-autonomous place where people can mobi...

A conversation with Joseph Diing Majok in South Sudan on his scholarship-winning research under the XCEPT programme.

RESEARCH REPORT

16th August 2021

Unequal Adaptations: A History of Environmental Change in th...

Unequal Adaptations considers how Little Ice Age (c1640-c1820) and the 1887 introduction of rinderpest can help us better understand the Horn of Afr...

RESEARCH REPORT

16th July 2021

Illicit Flows Fuelling Conflict in the Tri-Border

This XCEPT research report examines the intersection of armed actors, gold mining and migration in the tri-border area of Chad, Libya and Sudan. The...

NEWSLETTER

23rd June 2021

Peripheral Vision: Views from the Borderlands – Spring 2021...

Joint bulletin from the X-Border Local Research Network about recent research and activities from The Asia Foundation, Rift Valley Institute, and Malc...

RESEARCH REPORT

21st April 2021

From Dust to Dollar: Gold-Mining and Trade in the Sudan-Ethi...

This report focuses on the borderland region between Sudan and Ethiopia, using gold-mining and trade to examine transnational flows of people and comm...

ARTICLE

19th April 2021

Thwarting Jordan’s Bahhara Trade With Syria Risks Social Unr...

As border crossings reopen, Jordanian authorities might have to tolerate a degree of informal petty trade with Syria to revive Ramtha’s economy and pr...

PODCAST

10th March 2021

Conversations with RVI Researchers: Joseph Diing Majok and N...

Joseph Diing

RVI’s Magnus Taylor speaks with RVI researchers, Joseph Diing Majok and Nicki Kindersley, about their latest report, “Breaking Out of the Borderlands:...

RESEARCH REPORT

2nd March 2021

Chokepoints and Corridors: Ordering Maritime Space in the We...

In the Horn of Africa there is a dynamic interplay between land and sea that has shaped political, economic and social relationships.

ARTICLE

11th February 2021

The Dam That Broke Open an Ethiopia-Egypt Dispute

As Egypt and Ethiopia negotiate the details of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, tensions are on the rise. Sudan, which has vested interest in the ...

PODCAST

13th January 2021

Displaced Tastes: In Conversation with Elizabeth Nyibol

Elizabeth Nyibol

Displaced Tastes is a collaborative research project run by the Rift Valley Institute and the Catholic University of South Sudan as part of the X-Bord...

BRIEFING PAPER

11th December 2020

South Sudan: Hussein Abdel Bagi Deepens His Control

In February 2020 Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, appointed Hussein Abdel Bagi—head of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA)—as one of his five ...

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