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Outlook for peace in two Sudans explored

A public forum co-sponsored by the Institute for Developing Nations (IDN) and The Carter Center looks at "Prospects for Peace in the Two Sudans: Perspectives from Juba and Khartoum." It will be Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Room, Woodruff Library. RSVP by Monday, Dec. 3.

The forum will feature three experts from Sudan and South Sudan:  

• Lt. General Lazaro Sumbeiywo, former Kenya Special Envoy to Sudan and chief mediator of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA)

• Lual Achuek Deng, former Minister of Petroleum in the Government of National Unity and Managing Director of the Ebony Center (Juba)

• Ambassador Rabi Hassan Ahmed, Director of the Future Studies Center (Khartoum). 

The Dec. 5 forum will look at the partial resolution of some issues from a September summit between President Salva Kiir and President Omar al-Bashir in Addis Ababa that led to partial resolutions on outstanding issues, including oil production, border demarcation and security and allocation of national debts.  

Speakers will also discuss critical issues that remain unresolved, including the final status of the Abyei Area, border security and regional stability.

The event is part of IDN's series on the African nations. IDN has an ongoing collaboration with the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center to focus on conflict resolution and peacebuilding in Sudan and South Sudan. 

For more information, contact Stephanie Stawicki at 404-727-6951.

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