China Sudan Relations, Claude Grunitzky, DC African Diaspora, DC Young African Professionals, Olufemi Terry, South Africa - South Sudan Relations, South Sudan Embassy Washington DC, South Sudan Independence
For anyone looking to network with the best and brightest of the young African diaspora in DC, the Young African professional networking evenings on the last Friday of every month are a must attend. I’ve only been to a handful and they’ve all had a definite bias toward west Africa. I’m not the strongest networker, so I usually get the most out of the talk by the invited speaker. Tonight’s event featured very candid remarks by the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of South Sudan and accordingly, it seemed to have attracted a crowd with a larger than usual east African representation.
The speaker’s remarks mostly provided a historical overview of South Sudan’s trajectory to independence since 1955. A handful of impressively candid remarks were made during the trajectory of the predominantly routine historical overview. Continue reading