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The signature of a peace agreement in May 2006 between the Sudanese government and one rebel group may pave the way for a settlement of the conflict in Darfur. This conference assessed the issue of current and future post-conflict stabilisation and peace-enforcement in Darfur.


The event addressed the question of how to sustain a peace settlement in Darfur – highlighting the origins and the current state of the conflict, presenting the different views from Sudan, exploring the possible solutions to end the conflict, and seeking to draw the appropriate lessons for future international crisis prevention and resolution.


Confirmed speakers included:

  • Rt Hon Baroness Chalker of Wallasey, House of Lords
  • Professor Sean O’Fahey, University of Bergen
  • Dr Bob Arnot, Save the Children
  • Jonathan Steele, The Guardian
  • Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe, Head of African Union Mission in Darfur
  • Dr Lam Akol, Sudan Foreign Minister
  • Dr Ghazi Salahuddin Atabani, Advisor to the President of Sudan

Topics covered:

  • State of the conflict
  • Humanitarian and Security situation
  • Media coverage of the conflict
  • The Khartoum official position
  • The view from the Insurgency
  • The Abuja peace agreement
  • The impact of the African Union Mission in Sudan
  • The role of NATO
  • The U.N perspectives
  • The view from the US
  • The role and impact of China in Sudan  

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