president, Omar al-Bashir, wraps
up a rare visit to war-torn Darfur -- where he is accused by the
international community of being an accomplice in ethnic cleansing and genocide
there -- a leader of the Sudan Liberation Movement will visit Portland on Saturday to speak about the
situation in that region, where
close to 300000 have died.
Wahid Mohammed Nur will speak in Portland at 6pm on Saturday, July 26, at the Root Cellar (94 Washington Avenue), “about the current situation in
Darfur and the state of the movement for peace and justice in one of Africa's
most repressive regimes,” according to an email distributed by local peace
Staley-Mays. Nur has has been an outspoken activist
and an occasionally
obstinate party to peace talks.