By Mekonen Tefere,
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,
April 1, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — A Group of Experts comprises of South Sudanese, Academicians and International Activists have disclosed to hold a panel discussion on current South Sudan’s crisis. “Its Root Cause and Approach for Resolution would dominate the discussion.” Nhial Chuol Tut, one of the organizers said online from Washington, DC.
The event will take place on Wednesday, Apr 8 2015 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016 SIS, Abramson Family Founder’s Room.
The organizer said that the focus discussion would penetrate and exhaust the burning points that amount to root cause with serious brainstorming. The discussion will also witness some well-known and recognized South Sudanese tough Activists and former politicians with join presentation from International Activists.
The speakers will include: Hon. Sophia Pal Gai – Former Member of South Sudan’s Parliament, Hon. Agnes Nyoka – Former Member of South Sudan’s Parliament and Activist, Dr. Joseph Deng Malual – Social Worker for South Sudan’s “Lost Boys”, Omer Ismail – Senior Policy Advisor at Enough Project while Meghan Stewart – Vice President of Public International Law & Policy Group will moderate the event.
The report published on Nyamilepedia on March 31, 2015 quoted that, a list of retired senior military leaders, mostly former major and brigadier generals of U.S army, including the former Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Henry Shelton, call on president Obama, Ambassador Rice and Secretary John Kerry to step up their efforts to impose sanctions and arms embargo on South Sudan.
Meanwhile, US President Obama stated in an executive order seen by medias that he is determining to ensure safety in South Sudan. “In accordance with this provision, I have sent to the Federal Register for publication the enclosed notice stating that the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13664 of April 3, 2014, with respect to South Sudan is to continue in effect beyond April 3, 2015.” Barrack said in his statement.
Since December 2013, South Sudan’s conflict has forcefully displaced nearly 2 million of its population,killed more than 20,000 lives and left more than four millions people in need of humanitarian assistance. Efforts by the regional body, IGAD, to end the civil war or reduce its impacts have failed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The highly awaited event will deliberately pin point the dangers presented by the warring factions on innocent civilians, root causes of the conflict and their resolutions that would ensure a peaceful settlement to the conflict.
The American University and Creative Peace Initiatives are jointly organizing the event in Washington, DC. For more updates on the events, stay alert on Nyamilepedia!