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Khartoum calling: what next for Sudan?

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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.

IN KHARTOUM

Panelists:
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

Chair:
Ismael Kushkush - CNN and New York Times correspondent

IN LONDON

Panelists:
Dr Sara Pantuliano - Head of Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI

William Bain MP - Chair of the Associate Parliamentary Group on Sudan and South Sudan (APG)

Chair:
Jonathan Steele - Guardian columnist and foreign correspondent

To register for the event please visit the ODI website.

For more details contact Chris Harmer at c.harmer@odi.org.uk Tel +44 (0) 207 922 0335 or Tania Cheung at t.cheung@odi.org.uk 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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