South Sudan diaspora panel tackles pitfalls of nation building (AUDIO)

Category: Diaspora
Published on Monday, 30 November 2009 21:33
Written by The New Sudan Vision (NSV),
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NSV - You can now listen to the third edition of the Seventh Front, The Voice of the Sudanese Diaspora which was recorded Saturday and entitled "South Sudan; the pitfalls of nation building."


The panel, moderated by NSV editor Mading Ngor, featured 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 Sudanese commentator and SPLM member in the diaspora, 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.

Diasporans wishing to pose questions for the panel, either during the recording or through emailed questions are encouraged to contact the moderator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  You can listen to The Seventh Front, Voice of the Sudanese Diaspora here.