Sudan Beyond the Elections: Scenarios for Political Reform and Regional Prospects
Dr Magdi El Gizouli, Fellow, Rift Valley Institute
Chair: Dame Rosalind Marsden, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Sudanese elections, scheduled for April 2015, will be the country’s first since the independence of South Sudan in 2011. They will take place in an environment of ongoing tensions; largely boycotted by opposition groups, who call for greater plurality in Sudanese politics; whilst fighting between the government and armed groups in Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile has continued. Despite domestic and international efforts to find comprehensive solutions to a multitude of issues, there has been little movement towards the achievement of peace and genuine political reform.
Dr El Gizouli will examine Sudan’s prospects beyond the 2015 elections, including the internal stability of the country, the future of the National Congress Party and opposition groups, as well as Sudan’s role within the Horn of Africa and its relationships with the wider region.
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL AND REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
The Chatham House Rule
To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.