Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has called for an immediate cessation of hostilities between warring parties in Sudan.
The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Dr Workneh Gebeyehu who is is extremely alarmed by reports of fighting in different parts of Khartoum between Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has urged both sides to immediately cease fighting, de-escalate the situation, and resolve their differences through dialogue.
The Executive Secretary urges both sides to give dialogue a chance, cease hostilities, and allow the Sudanese people continue observing Ramadhan fasting in peace.
President Yoweri Museveni condemned the misuse of force in the Sudan conflict and called for an immediate ceasefire.
“I join my comrades, the Heads of State of IGAD to express our deep concerns on the current situation in Sudan and immediately call for a cessation of hostilities between the two sides,” President Yoweri Museveni tweeted on Monday.
President William Ruto asked IGAD leaders to take a firm position on the crises to restore peace in the country.
Ruto spoke on Sunday during a virtual meeting with the IGAD Head of States on the deteriorating security in Sudan.
Those in the emergency session were Presidents Salva Kiir( S. Sudan), Yoweri Museveni (Uganda),Ismail Omar Guelleh (Djibouti), and Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (Somalia).
They said that stability in Sudan is key to the region’s social and economic well being.
The leaders asked the two groups to provide a safe corridor for humanitarian assistance in Khartoum and other affected towns.