Experts unveil a plan to hold discussion on South Sudan’s Crisis, Root Causes, and Approaches for Resolution next week in Washington, DC

By Mekonen Tefere

Addis Ababa, April 2, 2015 (SSNA) — 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 organizers 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 moderated 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, over 1 million have been forcibly displaced and over 20,000 people have been killed in South Sudan in the country’s newest conflict with failed mediated peace process by regional block ‘IGAD’ in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The highly awaited event will deliberately pin point the dangers commitment by warring factions on innocent civilians, root cause of the conflict and its resolution that would recommend the inclusion of peaceful settlement.

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary added that “The situation in and in relation to South Sudan, which has been marked by activities that threaten the peace, security, or stability of South Sudan and the surrounding region, including widespread violence and atrocities, human rights abuses, recruitment and use of child soldiers, attacks on peacekeepers, and obstruction of humanitarian operations, continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States," the report partly read.

American University and Creative Peace Initiatives are jointly organizing the event in Washington, DC.

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