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RLC Bonn graduate publishes article in The Journal of Modern African Studies

RLC Bonn PhD graduate Dr. Willis Okumu has published an article in The Journal of Modern African Studies in September 2017.

The paper deals with livestock raids and pastoralist’s competition over water and pastures in north-western Kenya. It argues that you can find manifestation of local ethnic political conetests and rivalries in Samburu, Turkan, Pokot, Borana, Gabra and Rendille communities which has changed the culture of raiding in the past 40 years.

The recent published article composed by Dr. Willis Okumu can be found here.

Ethiopia: Book on RLA Laureates

The first AfUniversityAddisAbaba_Logo_225x224_02rican RLC Campus, which is based at Addis Ababa University’s prestigious Institute for Development Studies, is currently working on a biographical book on all Ethiopian RLA-Laureates. Dr. Ahmed Hassan, Director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at AAU, is in the process of interviewing Laureates and researching wide ranging impacts of their work.

The book launch is envisaged to be embedded in a larger event linked to an RLC-workshop in mid-2015.

Conflict over Ltungai Conservancy: A Case of Fatal Competition over Grazing Land and Water among the Samburu and Pokot in north-western Kenya

Willis Okumu photo (2)by Willis Okumu

PhD student at the RLC Campus Bonn, published a working paper  on “Conflict over Ltungai Conservancy: A Case of Fatal Competition over Grazing Land and Water among the Samburu and Pokot in north-western Kenya”, in: Mulugeta Gebrehiwot Berhe (eds.) “A Delicate Balance Land Use, Minority Rights and Social Stability in the Horn of Africa”, Institute of Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Addis Ababa University.

Mr. Okumu is pursuing his PhD research at Center for Development Research in Bonn under the title “Cattle Raids, Violence and Institutional Change in Northern Kenya: The Case of Samburu and Turkana Pastoralists”. He is currently doing field research in northern Kenya.

The paper can be read or downloaded here.