Conferences and Seminars (a paper was presented to each one)
The International Seminar on Muslim Movements, B.U.K., Kano, 1980.
The Second Annual Conference of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria, B.U.K., Kano, 1981.
The First Annual Conference of Nigerian Folklore Society, Kano, 1981.
The second Hausa International Conference, B.U.K., Kano, 1981.
The Second International Fulfulde Conference, B.U.K, Kano, 1982 (convener).
Cultural Dimensions of Development in Africa and the Arab World, University of Khartoum, 1989 (secretary).
The 4th Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium, University of Bayreuth (Germany),1989.
Sudan Foreign Relations, Inst. of African and Asian studies, University ofKhartoum, 1990.
The Second International Sudanese Studies Conference (Sudan: Environment and People), University of Durham (England), 1991.
Studia Chadica et Hamito-Semitica, University of Frankfurt, 1991.
Language Use and Language Change in the Lake Chad Area, University of
Maiduguri (Nigeria), 1991.
The 6th Session of the International Congress of African Studies (African Integration), University of Khartoum, 1991 (secretary).
Islam in Africa, Friendship Hall, Khartoum, 1992.
The 5th Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium, University of Nice (France), 1992.
Language Situation and Policies in the Sudan (a one-day seminar), Inst. of African and Asian Studies, Uni. of Khartoum, 1993.
The International Conference of Arabic Linguistics, The American University in Cairo, Cairo, 1994.
Teaching of Arabic in the Faculties of Natural and Applied Sciences, Sudan University for Science and Technology, Khartoum, 1995.
Language and Ethnic Identity in the Middle East and North Africa, Univeristy of Edinburgh (UK), 1995.
Culture arabo-islamique en Afrique de l’Ouest, Institut Marchoux, Tombuctu, 1995 (I could not attend but my paper was presented).
The International symposium on Shaikh Usman Dan Foduye, organized by ISESCO and International University of Africa, Khartoum, 1995.
The 3rd. Language Conference in the Sudan (Language situation in the Sudan), Inst. of African and Asian Studies, Univ. of Khartoum, Khartoum, 1995.
Pastoralism under pressure: Ecological and political change among the Fulbe, African Studies Centre, University of Leiden (The Netherlands), 1996.
International Symposium on Islamic Civilization in West Africa, organized by IRCICA & University of Dakar, Dakar, December 1996.
The International Conference: Les Societes Pastorale en Afrique Sahelienne, Niamey, November 1997.
The Christian Missions and Colonialism in Africa, organized by the International Islamic Da‘wa Society & The Islamic University of Africa, Khartoum, September 1998.
The National Conference on Geographical Names, organized by the NationalCommittee for Geographical Names in collaboration with Sudan University
for Science and Technology, Khartoum, April 1999.
The 13th Arkawit Conference: Sudan and the Neighbouring Countries: Factors of Stability and Development, organized by The Faculty of Technological and Developmental Studies, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, February 2000.
International Conference on Changing Identifications and Alliances in North- Eastern Africa II, organized by Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany, March 2002.
Colloquium on the Writing of African Languages in Arabic Script, Khartoum, 2002.
International Symposium on Islamic Civilization in Eastern Africa, organized by the Organization of Islamic Conference and the Islamic University in Uganda, 15th – 17th December 2003.
International Conference on the Transformation of Northern Nigeria 1903-2003, organized by Arewa House, Kaduna 27th – 29th March 2003.
International Conference on the Sokoto Caliphate and its Legacies, Abuja, 14th – 16th June 2004.
Symposium on Arabic and African Cultures’ Dialogue, Khartoum, 3rd – 6th January 2005.
7th Biennial Conference on Forensic Linguistics / Language and Law, Cardiff (UK), 1st – 4th July 2005.
The Afro-Arab Relations Seminar, Khartoum, 17th December 2005.
International Conference on Islamic Civilization in Southern Africa, Johannesburg, Sept. 2006.
International Conference on Islam in Africa, Khartoum, 26th-27th November 2006.
The first Regional Meeting for the Arab States on Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, Abu-Dhabi, April 2007.
Conference on “Survey, Inventory Making and Mapping Strategies of Intangible Cultural Heritage”, Juba, June 2007.
The 10th Nilo-Saharan Colloquium, Paris, August 2007.
The World Congress of African Linguistics, Cologne (Germany), August 2009.
Northern Sudan CSOs Roundtable Exploratory Dialogue Forum, Pretoria, South Africa, 25th-28th October 2009.
International Sudan Studies Conference (The Future of Sudan to 2011 and Beyond), University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, 25th – 28th November 2009.
Workshop on the Ajami Written Traditions in Africa, Timbuktu (Mali), 14th – 15th December 2009.
India and Africa: Partnership for Capacity Building and Human Resource Development, an international conference organized by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in collaboration with the African Studies Association, J. L. Nehru University, New Delhi, 9-10 February 2010.