Open Society–Africa, in collaboration with the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies will host a side event focusing on Senegal and Sudan. This event interrogates the country situations of the two AU member states through the lens of the nationals of the respective countries. It seeks to elicit solidarity with the citizens of the countries being discussed, proffer policy options on the uniquely different challenges (the former being trapped in a term elongation project for political dominance by a head of state whose term is running out, and deploying methods of suppression of popular participation and good governance; and the latter spiraling into total chaos and conflict that has witnessed mass deaths and exodus of refugees). Yet, both countries’ actions have a very real possibility of plunging their respective neighborhoods into total disarray and regional instability. The event will bring together human rights defenders (HRDs) attending the 75th Session of the ACHPR, as well as diplomatic and consular corps based in The Gambia, government officials and media.
When: Thursday 11 May 2023 Venue: African Princess Hotel Time: 15H00 – 17H00
Press Conference: 17H30 – 18H00
Reception – Cocktail: 18H00 – 19H00
Alioune Tine, Afrikajom Center
Seydi Gassama, Director Amnesty, Senegal
Prof. Mabassa Fall, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
Amir Muhammed Suliman Muhammed Abdelbagi Jibril
You are cordially invited to cover the event, attend the press conference, and join us for the reception.
For more information please contact:
Jeggan Grey-Johnson: Jeggan.firstname.lastname@example.org / Yankuba Keita: email@example.com