Winnipeg conference to put eyes on Sudan

uofw(Manitoba Canada NSV) – An awareness conference, dubbed “Eyes on Sudan Conference: Working for Peace ” will be held tomorrow at the University of Winnipeg, thanks to Sudanese students at the university, the Sudanese community in the city and the university. 


The initiative aims to advocate for peace in all of Sudan by “reminding the International community and signatories of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement about their commitment,” writes the group in a news release.


The Conference will be keynoted by Dr. Mum Kou, a professor of African Politics from the University of Khartoum. Other noted speakers scheduled to speak at the event include Dr. Ahmed Hamid, current peace negotiator for Darfur at Doha peace initiative and Mr. Douglas Proudfoot, a director for Sudan Task Force, a department within the Canadian foreign affairs and international trade.


The free event will kick off at noon with a march to the local legislature by the group and Winnipeg Peace Alliance, an activist group that fights for human rights around the world. The conference will then take place at 2:00pm at the University’s Convocation Hall. 


Members of the Sudanese diaspora, Canadian public and some local government representatives are expected to attend. Entertainment will be provided by “Mama Sarah,” a troupe dancing and singing to Acholi songs.   

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