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Edward Thomas

Rift Valley Institute

Eddie is a Fellow of the Rift Valley Institute. He has worked in Sudan and South Sudan as a teacher, human rights worker and researcher for two decades. He is the author of ‘South Sudan: A Slow Liberation’, as well as several RVI reports including ‘Moving Towards Markets: Cash, commodification and conflict in South Sudan’ and ‘The Kafia Kingi Enclave: people, politics and history in the north-south boundary zone of western Sudan.  

Eddie is a Researcher for XCEPT at the Rift Valley Institute.

Edward Thomas’s XCEPT research

Research report

23rd February 2023
In Sudan, the revolutionary upsurge of 2018/2019 signalled the implosion of the country’s postcolonial political order. This paper – part of a series ...

Briefing paper

29th April 2020
Coronavirus has caused import volumes into South Sudan to plummet by 50% – having profound effects on stressed food systems.

Briefing paper

20th February 2020
This paper explains the significance of bread and sorghum in the political changes Sudan seen in 2019.

Research report

17th June 2019
South Sudan’s subsistence system is being replaced by a market economy – this report looks at the consequences.


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