The Future of Governance in Sudan: Potential for Inclusion and Dialogue
Dr Ghazi Salahuddin Atabani, President, Reform Now Movement
Chair: Dame Rosalind Marsden, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Sudan’s April 2015 elections delivered a decisive victory for President Omar al-Bashir and the ruling National Congress Party, although they were boycotted by many opposition parties, including the Reform Now Movement. Conflict in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan continues to fracture the country, while constructive and comprehensive dialogue between the government and the country’s marginalized groups remains elusive. Regionally, Sudan has recently strengthened some alliances; signing an agreement on the Nile waters with Ethiopia and Egypt and supporting Saudi Arabia’s intervention against rebels in Yemen.
At this event, Dr Ghazi Salahuddin will examine post-election governance in Sudan, the landscape for inclusive dialogue and Sudan’s regional relations.