Kenyan President William Ruto and Sudanese General Abdel-Fattah Al Burhan engaged in critical discussions in Nairobi, focusing on Sudan’s security dynamics and regional stability.
During their bilateral talks, the leaders assessed the current security landscape in Sudan and its impact on the broader region. Emphasis was placed on ongoing peace initiatives, highlighting the pressing necessity for resolving Sudan’s conflict and fostering a climate of ceasefire.
They deliberated on the urgency of convening an immediate IGAD summit (Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Eastern Africa) to establish prerequisites for a comprehensive peace process in Sudan.
Sudan has witnessed nearly seven months of conflict between its military and a formidable paramilitary faction, resulting in extensive devastation. The dire situation has propelled over half of the population into urgent need of humanitarian aid, evoking concerns reminiscent of the deadly ethnic strife experienced in Darfur two decades ago.
The United Nations has labeled the state of affairs in Sudan as ‘catastrophic’, citing that 25 million individuals require immediate humanitarian assistance amid the country’s ongoing crisis.