News from Khartoum
Centre for Future Studies cancels planned workshop on political issues
The Centre for Future Studies has prevented the holding of a workshop themed “the Initiative of my Country’s Experts” scheduled to take place yesterday to address the current crisis.
Director of the Khartoum International Centre for Human Rights, Dr. Ahmed Al Mufti, in statement published by Al Jareeda newspaper said the Centre for Future Studies was supposed to host the workshop of the “Initiative of My Country’s Experts” but apologized without giving any reasons for its refusal to host the event, saying the workshop aimed at discussing solutions to address the current crisis. Al Mufti explained that the moderator of the workshop sessions is Dr. Abdallah Zakaria, an expert of African affairs and Director of the International Centre for African Studies. Based on the workshop plan, a paper on economic issues was supposed to be presented by economist Abdallah Al Ramadi and the paper on political and legal issues by Dr. Al Mufti himself, amid the participation of a number of the country’s elites. Al Mufti said the recommendations of the workshop would have been incorporated in a national initiative.
Al Mufti added in his statement to Al Jareeda that a paper was supposed to be presented at the Centre for Future Studies, at the invitation of “My Country’s Initiative Group” but the pro-government Centre apologized. He said the paper focuses on the prerequisites for the success of any initiative aiming at resolving the current crisis, in addition to documentation to ensure wider dissemination among stakeholders. He added that the paper is good theme for deliberation given the inputs from the two parties (government and opposition (in order to arrive at a solution to the current crisis before the situation explodes.
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