Humanitarian Policy Group
Press Release, 19th April 2012
Khartoum calling: what next for Sudan?
This event brings together key senior Sudanese politicians in Khartoum to discuss the increasingly urgent questions concerning war and peace with their southern neighbour.
As the deadlock intensifies ’Khartoum calling’ will explore what has contributed to the current standoff and threat of all-out war between the two Sudans.
The panelists will discuss the recent seizure by South Sudan of the Heglig oil field, unresolved issues of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement - including border demarcation and oil sharing - and the looming humanitarian crisis.
This event offers a unique opportunity to put questions to the panels in both Khartoum (via video conference) and London - and discuss what measures can be taken to re-establish the peace that both sides say they remain committed to, following a war that claimed an estimated two million lives.
’Khartoum calling’ will take place at the Overseas Development Institute between 10:00-11:30 BST, on April 26 2012 and will be streamed live online. The event will also be made available as a recording shortly afterwards. It follows the recent ’Juba calling’ event.
Dr Tijani Al-Sisi - Chairman of the Darfur Regional Authority and former Governor of Darfur
Sayed al-Khatieb - Director of the Strategic Studies Centre and member of the negotiating team in Addis Ababa
Dr Mutrif Siddiq - Former Undersecretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, member of the negotiating team in Addis Ababa and former Humanitarian Affairs Minister
Ismael Kushkush - CNN and New York Times correspondent
Dr Sara Pantuliano - Head of Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI
William Bain MP - Chair of the Associate Parliamentary Group on Sudan and South Sudan (APG)
Jonathan Steele - Guardian columnist and foreign correspondent
To register for the event please visit the ODI website.
For more details contact Chris Harmer at email@example.com Tel +44 (0) 207 922 0335 or Tania Cheung at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel +44 (0) 207 922 0331.
Follow #Khartoumcalling on Twitter for live coverage.
This event is jointly organised by HPG/ODI, the Associate Parliamentary Group on Sudan and South Sudan (APG), and the Sudan Embassy in London.
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