Sudan’s conflict poses threat to regional democracy

By Aweye Teddy Onam

The Executive Director of the Community Empowerment for Progress Organizations (CEPO), Edmund Yakani, is asking IGAD and the African Union to take serious steps in resolving the Sudan conflict as it poses threat to regional democracy.

The war between Sudan’s army and paramilitaries entered a third week without any signs of stopping.

More than 500 people have been killed since the battle erupted on April 15 between the two forces of army Chief Abdel Fattah al- Burhan and his former deputy Mohammed Hamdan Daglo who commands the Paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

Edmund now cautions the regional and global community to resolve the Sudan deadly violence on time or there is a great chance that governments of the horn of Africa will be administered by run-away war lords.

He added that there is a clear demonstration of new threat to democratic leadership and citizens’ centered public governance.

“The unfolding situation is offering great chance of creating agenda for supporting insecurity and political instability in the horn of Africa; the enemies of functional government in the horn of Africa are seriously sponsoring armed violence that undermine establishment of functional governments in the horn of Africa,” the activist said.

“It is time to stand up against forces that like to create insecurity and political instability in the horn of Africa,” he added.

Mr. Edmund urged the African Union, IGAD and United Nations to take serious steps to resolving the ongoing armed violence in Sudan.

The trends of war lords take charge administering governments in the horn of Africa is growing in the front of the champions of democracy and protection of civilians.

“It is clear now with the armed and deadly violence in Sudan that across the globe, there are governments who are sponsoring collapse of functional states and governments in the horn of Africa,” he alleged.

Mr. Yakani stressed for consensus and that IGAD, African Union, Arab League and United Nations should stop the violence in Sudan.

He added that the ongoing war in Sudan is attracting those particular states and particular forces around the globe that want to undermine a functional state and government in the horn of Africa.

“We would like to take this opportunity to send signal messages to the government that undermines peace and security in the horn of Africa that we are watching on what you are doing; it is against humanity and what you are doing is fueling genocide in Africa by undermining a functional state and government,” activist Yakani echoed. “Our appeal goes to the UN Security Council that the crisis in Sudan plus the crisis in Libya and Somalia is posing a threat to securing peace and stability in the horn of Africa and even protection of citizens and civilians so the UN, IGAD need to rescue the horn of Africa from unfolding to the hands of warlords where functional governments and states will be ran by war lords.”

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