One girl’s walk towards peace in Darfur
A young woman poet is charting a path to peace and development in Darfur, one step at a time.
Eimtithal Ibrahim Mahmoud is walking nearly 1,300 kilometres, or more than 800 miles, from El Fasher in North Darfur to Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, as part of her Dreams for Peace campaign.
A Darfuri based in Philadelphia in the United States, “Emi” set off on what she calls her “one-girl walk” on 2 February.
However, more than 100 people, mostly university students, joined her for the launch, rallying under the slogan “If we can walk together, we can work together.”
Setyo Budi at the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) asked Emi about the initiative.