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SUDAN CRISIS: Ruto meets Dagalo’s Envoy in Nairobi

SUDAN CRISIS: Ruto meets Dagalo’s Envoy in Nairobi

Days after Kenyan President William Ruto hosted Sudan’s Vice President Malik Agar amid efforts to de-escalate the war that has left many civilians dead and others displaced, the Kenyan leader on Friday hosted Yousif Izzat, the special envoy of the leader of RSF, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.

The Rapid Support Forces on Twitter reported on Saturday, that Dagalo’s special envoy gave a detailed report to Ruto regarding the ongoing crisis in Khartoum from their perspective.

“Yousif Izzat gave a full explanation to President William Ruto about the causes of the war and the current situation in the country,”. Tweeted the RSF 

The tweet further indicated that the African role in restoring sanity in Sudan was discussed.

The Rapid Support Forces also noted that their “vision is to address the root causes of the war to restore Sudan to the democratic path”, acknowledging the role of public participation in shaping the country’s future, affirming that they fully support the Jeddah talks.

According to Reuters, the talks brokered by Washington and Riyadh have helped reach several ceasefires deals over the past weeks, but residents have continued to report fighting despite the agreements.

President Ruto who has been tasked by a regional bloc, IGAD together with other Heads, to help in reconciling the conflicting groups has previously called out the two generals for the fighting in Khartoum.

He has maintained that the African continent will not recognize any military rule in the troubled nation, arguing that military generals have no business whatsoever in destroying the hard-earned years of developing Sudan and that they will be held accountable.

“The bombing of buildings, hospitals, and infrastructure is unacceptable. Those generals have no business, they have no reason to destroy a country that has been built painstakingly by the people of this continent, by our brothers and sisters in Sudan,” said Ruto last month in Nairobi.

President Ruto further noted that there is no concrete reason for the fighting as the matters both camps are agitating for can be resolved through dialogue.

He said Kenya is committed to stopping the continent from sliding into military rule, an era, he said, belongs to the past.

The conflict that broke out a month ago has killed hundreds of people, sent more than 200,000 into neighboring states, displaced another 70,000 inside the country, and risks drawing in outside powers and destabilizing the region.

Rights groups have warned of a humanitarian catastrophe if the conflict continues.

The United States has already imposed the first sanctions related to the conflict in Sudan, warning it will hold accountable all those undermining peace.

The sanctions target two firms associated with the Sudanese Armed Forces and two others linked to the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces.

The White House also said it was imposing visa restrictions “against actors who are perpetuating the violence”, but did not name them.

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