NSV launches diaspora panel on South Sudan

Category: Diaspora
Published on Tuesday, 10 November 2009 01:12
Written by The New Sudan Vision (NSV), www.newsudanvision.com
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The Seventh Front panel recorded its first edition on Saturday with the surging insecurity inSouth Sudanbeing the sole topic of the half-hour panel.


NSV – Readers of the New Sudan Vision can now tune in to The Seventh Front, the Voice of the Sudanese Diaspora with our editor Mading Ngor.


After months in the making, The Seventh Front recorded its first edition on Saturday with the surging insecurity in the region being the sole topic of the half-hour panel.

The panel features former SPLM/GOSS representative to Canada and present deputy SPLM national secretary for external relations, Mr. Peter Both, Sudanese doctor and moderator of the South Sudan Nation website, Dr. Peter Wankomo and active member of the SPLM in the diaspora and occasional commentator on Sudanese issues with published articles in print and online media, Mr. Parek Maduot.

“Seventh Front” is a term coined by the late First Vice President of Sudan and President of the semi-autonomous Government of Southern, John Garang de Mabior to refer to Sudanese in the Diaspora. Garang declared the Diaspora as the ‘Seventh Front’ to acknowledge their growing roles and contributions in the struggle to bring about peace and democracy in Southern Sudan after the region endured decades of brutal repression from military regimes in Khartoum.

The Seventh Front assembles passionate and knowledgeable guests to assess the impact of current events as they unfold in Southern Sudan. The panel aims to arm citizens with credible information to keep their government accountable and effect positive change on the ground as Sudan approaches its first true multi-party elections in 2010 and a referendum on Southern Sudan in 2011.

***Listeners with suggestions, comments or questions about The Seventh Front panel can contact the program at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Here is the link: http://www.newsudanvision.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1521&Itemid=64