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An Agenda for Sudan's Inclusive Future

17 January 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Chatham House, London


Yasir Arman, Deputy Chairman, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (Malik Agar)
Chair: Rosalind Marsden, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House 



In 2017 the Sudanese opposition remained fragmented by personal rivalries, tactical differences and lack of a political action plan. Opposition dynamics were further complicated by a split in the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM/N).

Despite renewed ceasefires, the peace process in Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile remained stalled, bringing further suffering to vulnerable populations in the conflict zones.

While the US lifted sanctions and western governments improved diplomatic relations with Khartoum, Sudan’s economy continued to suffer, with rising food prices, shortages of essential goods and a depreciating currency.

Yasir Arman, the Deputy Chairman of the SPLM/N faction led by Malik Agar, discusses the political, economic and foreign policy challenges facing the Sudanese opposition in 2018, explains his commitment to the New Sudan Vision and suggests ideas for inclusive political change in Sudan.

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