South Sudan diaspora panel weighs impact of recent demonstration on CPA

Category: Diaspora
Published on Sunday, 13 December 2009 20:43
Written by The New Sudan Vision (NSV),
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From left to right: Head of GoSS Mission to USA, Mr. Ezekiel Gatkuoth, Sudanese commentator and SPLM member, Mr. Parek Maduot, and NSV contributor and author of newly released Carcass Valley, Mr. Kuir Garang

NSV - Barely a week since SPLM-northern opposition parties staged a demonstration in Khartoum, the NCP and SPLM reached an agreement on the South Sudan Referendum Law, and Seventh Front panelists credit the procession with the progress on Saturday.


The panel, moderated by NSV editor Mading Ngor, featured Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, head of GoSS Mission to the United States of America, Kuir Garang, NSV contributor and author of newly released Carcass Valley and Parek Maduot, Sudanese commentator and active member of the SPLM.

Listen to Ezekiel Gatkuoth break the news on progress on South Sudan Referendum Law right after the Seventh Front panel recording:


“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.