Sudanese Army and Rapid Support Forces initiate talks, leaving SA government in a state of utter perplexity and frenzied excitement!
The South African government has expressed its satisfaction with the “pre-negotiation talks” initiated between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).
In a bid to end the conflict that has resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives and forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes, talks have commenced between Sudan’s warring parties in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The South African government has called for both parties involved to negotiate an agreement that would put an end to the conflict and ease the suffering of the Sudanese people.
The US-Saudi initiative, which is the first serious attempt to resolve the fighting in Sudan, has received support from South Africa, the African Union, and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development. The conflict has caused the closure of many hospitals in the conflict areas and has disrupted vital infrastructure.
If the fighting continues, UN agencies have warned of a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. Monyela, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) spokesperson, emphasized that a peaceful Sudan, led by a civilian government, is vital not only for Sudan but also for the entire continent.
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