IGAD to send 3 African leaders to mediate in Sudan

Ahram Online , Sunday 16 Apr 2023

The leaders of Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Eastern Africa (IGAD), decided to send presidents of Kenya, South Sudan and Djibouti to broker a ceasefire in Sudan, as the regional organization has called for an immediate cessation of hostilities between the warring parties in Sudan.

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President of Kenya William Ruto.(FILE -AFP)

 

 

The leaders of Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Eastern Africa (IGAD), will send presidents of Kenya, South Sudan and Djibouti to broker a ceasefire in Sudan, as the regional organization has called for an immediate cessation of hostilities between the warring parties in Sudan.

Kenyan President William Ruto’s office said on Sunday that Ruto joined Presidents Salva Kiir (South Sudan), Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Ismail Omar Guelleh (Djibouti) and Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (Somalia) for a virtual meeting to discuss the crisis.

President William Ruto asked IGAD leaders to take a firm position to restore peace in Khartoum.

The leaders called on Sudan’s army chief General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) commander Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo to stop the war and return to negotiations.

At the conclusion of their meeting , IGAD’ s leaders decided to send Presidents Kiir, Ruto and Guelleh at the earliest possible time to reconcile the conflicting groups.

They said stability in Sudan is key to the social and economic stability of the region. The conflict, they added, undermines the peace progress achieved over the last four months.

The leaders also asked the two groups to provide a safe corridor for humanitarian assistance in Khartoum and other affected towns.

 

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