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A Conversation with the Sultan of Sokoto: Peace and Development Initiatives, Potential Prospects, and Challenges in Nigeria

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A Conversation with the Sultan of Sokoto: Peace and Development Initiatives, Potential Prospects, and Challenges in Nigeria

His Royal Eminence Alhaji Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto, is the spiritual leader of the Muslim community in Nigeria (and millions more in neighboring countries), a revered leader in Northern Nigeria, and a highly regarded figure in the country. Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program in partnership with USAID for a conversation with H.E. Alhaji Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar III, as he discusses key issues affecting Nigeria including Nigeria’s place in the Muslim world, religious tolerance and Christian-Muslim relations in Nigeria, his work and advocacy for the empowerment girls and women in Muslim-majority Northern Nigeria, the fight against Boko Haram, and his views on the prospects for Nigeria’s future.

“A Conversation with the Sultan of Sokoto: Peace and Development Initiatives, Potential Prospects, and Challenges in Nigeria” will take place on July 26, 2016 from 2:00-3:30pm in the Wilson Center’s 6th floor auditorium.

Speaker:

His Eminence Alhaji Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar III
Sultan of Sokoto, and President-General, National Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs

Moderator:

Dr. Monde Muyangwa
Director, Wilson Center Africa Program

The event is hosted in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development.

This event will be livestreamed and livetweeted. Follow the Africa Program Twitter account @AfricaUpClose and contribute to the conversation on Twitter.

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