Darfur Meetings, mediations and appeals to contain the clashes

Al-Arabiya managed to monitor humanitarian and security conditions within the city of El Geneina, capital of the Darfur region in western Sudan.

Sites web Sudanese reported new clashes and shootings in city.

The clashes resulted in the deaths of over 210 people, while the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned the “terrible” acts of violence.

On the other hand, the special envoy of the United Nations in Sudan, Volker Peretz, said the country will head towards greater slippage and instability if the political process is not addressed.

On Wednesday, Sudanese authorities released an additional number of detainees from the Dismantling Committee, including Muhammad al-Faki, a former member of the ruling Sovereign Council and opponent of the military coup against his civilian partners in power. in October, according to what his lawyer announced.

Azhari Al-Hajj, Al-Faki’s representative, said that “Mohamed Al-Faki was released” more than two months after his arrest on 13 February.

Al-Faki was released the day after the release of Khaled Omar Youssef, his comrade in the “Forces of Freedom and Change”, the country’s most important civil opposition coalition, and a former cabinet affairs minister.

Al-Faki and Youssef were members of the “Removal” committee of Empowerment “in charge of recovering assets seized by the previous regime. The committee has recently become a target of the military authorities, accused by supporters of the civilian government of trying to restore the security and political apparatus of the Bashir regime.

Invitation to start the conversation

The envoy of the African Union in Sudan, Mohamed El Hassan Ould Labat, said on Wednesday that it was agreed to ask for the start of dialogue between the Sudanese components between 10 and 12 May.

He added in a joint press conference of the “Tripartite Mechanism to Support the Political Process” in Sudan, which includes the African Union, the UNITAMS UN mission and IGAD: “In the next period we will seek, through a series of initiatives and actions, to deepen the awareness we have reached now, enjoyed by most of the actors of the need for a fair and transparent national dialogue between the various political forces to agree on a political procedure that will bring us back to a democratic constitutional situation for the transition period.

He added: “We want to ensure that it is a dialogue in that there is no exclusion “, noting that” previous experiences have been influenced by negative aspects, including the fact that they have not been freed from the disadvantages of exclusion “.

few possibilities

Observers believe that the chances of success of the dialogue are “small”, in light of the high level of requests from the streets and the continuation of protests in 95 people have been killed since the end of October 2021.

Since the announcement of 25 October by the army commander, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, measures that have put an end to the partnership between the civil and military sectors; The political scene in the country has become very complicated and all attempts to form an executive government have failed.

Efforts to resolve the crisis face major obstacles, in light of the street’s insistence not to negotiate with the military component and its demand for a purely civilian government, the return of the army to its barracks and the dissolution of armed militias, including Rapid Support Forces.

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