WHAT ARE THE PROSPECTS FOR REAL CHANGE AND DEMOCRACY?
The mass protests recently in Algeria and Sudan saw the removal of long-serving rulers in both countries, raising hopes of political and economic reforms. But similar protests that had successfully led to the removal of dictators in other Arab counties failed millions of people, namely in Egypt where the army capitalized on the turmoil to widen its grip on power. Will Algeria and Sudan be any different? Will people’s aspirations for real change and democracy be realised?
Author, journalist and human rights activist. She is the founder of the Network for Africa, which trains local people to become lay counsellors for the survivors of conflict. She also founded Waging Peace, an NGO campaigning for human rights in Sudan.
Renowned Algerian scholar and politician-in-exile in London; founder of the London-based Almagharibia TV; former member of the Algerian FIS leadership; High Peace Council Adviser in Afghanistan; and founder of Taruf Association.
Prof Paul Reynolds
International relations and economics advisor who worked in the North East and Horn of Africa region, encompassing Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia. Also worked in several countries in the Maghreb.
Dr Muhammad Elamin
A Consultant Physician working in the NHS; was active in student politics and societies in Sudan. A former freelance writer for various Sudanese newspapers, Elamin is a regular commentator on Sudanese affairs in the media.
Dr Maha Azzam – moderator
Formerly with Chatham House and the Royal United Services Institute, she is an authority on Arab Political Islam. She is the head of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council and was an advisor on the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ MENA panel.
Date and Time
Wed, 15 May 2019
18:30 – 20:30 BST
173-177 Euston Road