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Book launch - South Sudan: From Revolution to Independence, BIEA Nairobi

October 15, 2012

Hosted by The Rift Valley Institute at the British Institute In Eastern Africa auditorium, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa. Friday October 19th, 2012, 6pm - 8pm In July 2011 the Republic of South Sudan achieved independence, concluding what had been Africa’s longest running civil war. The process leading to independence was driven by the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement, a primarily Southern rebel force and political movement intent on bringing about the reformed unity of the whole Sudan. A story of transformation and of victory against the odds, this book reviews South Sudan’s modern history as a contested region and assesses the political, social and security dynamics that will shape its immediate future as Africa’s newest independent state. Matthew LeRiche is a Fellow in Managing Humanitarianism at LSE. He will be launching his book in Kenya which will be prefaced by a few words on the importance of South Sudan to both academicians and practitioners followed by an exposition of the book. An interlocutory session with the audience will follow thereafter and copies of the book will be available for sale. Respondent: Dr. John Ryle - Director of the Rift Valley Institute www.biea.ac.uk>