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23rd November 2022

Is Pastoralism Under Threat in Nigeria’s Borderlands?

Abdullahi Umar Eggi

Abdullahi Umar Eggi grew up in a nomadic family in Taraba State, Nigeria, and has undertaken extensive research to understand how and why pastoralism ...

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23rd November 2022

“We Cook Just Once a Week”: Conflict and Its Costs Along Afr...

Paul Clewett

Across parts of Africa, conflict – both local and global – is compounding the negative economic effects of COVID-19, with price increases causing hard...

BRIEFING PAPER

16th November 2022

One year after the coup: What next for Sudan’s Juba Peace Ag...

This briefing considers the changing political situation in Sudan with a particular focus on the future of the Juba Peace Agreement (JPA).

BRIEFING PAPER

15th November 2022

What Next for Sudan’s Peace Process? Political and Security ...

A complex and interrelated set of historical and communal grievances involving issues of identity, livelihood, and political exclusion are driving the...

BRIEFING PAPER

15th November 2022

What Next for Sudan’s Peace Process? Evolving Political and ...

Long-term conflict in the Two Areas, falling largely along ethnic lines, has caused deep-rooted grievances, in particular around governance.

RESEARCH REPORT

9th November 2022

Fixing the Price: The Politics of the Khat Trade Between Eth...

As part of a wider attempt to increase export revenues amidst weak economic performance, Ethiopian authorities doubled the price of khat for exports t...

RESEARCH REPORT

1st November 2022

Purchasing Insecurity: The African Red Sea Region and the Gl...

Focusing on the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this report examines the historical origins of the Red Sea region’s structural food insecurit...

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30th August 2022

Frontier Farming: Along the War-Torn Ethiopia-Sudan Border, ...

The capture of fertile agricultural land in Western Tigray and the eastern Sudanese Al Fashaga region sheds light on how profits from cash crops help ...

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3rd August 2022

Stories as Research: How Community Narratives Inform Conflic...

Pauline Zerla

What’s the potential of storytelling for research that engages with conflict-affected communities?

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30th June 2022

Are Cross-Border Herders Driving Conflict in Nigeria’s Rural...

Conciliation Resources

Nigeria is in the midst of a deep security crisis, with armed conflicts and violent crime now a problem in most parts of the country. In rural Nigeria...

RESEARCH REPORT

9th June 2022

Responses to Conflict, Irregular Migration, Human Traffickin...

This paper explores the impacts of intrastate conflict, people smuggling, migration and other illicit transnational dynamics along pathways between Ni...

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19th May 2022

Broken Borderlands: How Conflict is Changing Communities on ...

Alice Jenner

Communities living on either side of national borders often forge deep cultural and economic ties but suffer acutely when countries clash. Borders har...

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23rd March 2022

What are the Causes of Somaliland’s Drought Crisis?

Ahmed M. Musa

This blog is the first in a series published by the Rift Valley Institute to help understand the causes of the drought-related crisis in the Somali re...

RESEARCH REPORT

17th February 2022

Cross-Border Pastoral Mobility and Cross-Border Conflict in ...

This rapid literature review collates information on cross-border pastoral mobility patterns, the connections between this mobility and cross-border c...

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