Sudan’s Darfur Governor Minni Arko Minnawi has implored conflicting factions in Sudan to sit down at the negotiating table to bring an end to the ongoing war. The plea for peace comes amidst escalating tensions and persistent violence in the region, signaling the urgency for dialogue and reconciliation.
Governor Minnawi also urged the United Nations Security Council to bolster the International Criminal Court’s efforts in investigating assassinations and crimes in Darfur. He stressed the importance of external assistance to address the widespread and escalating violence that has been plaguing the region for years.
Highlighting the critical situation in the region, Minnawi warned that the increasing instances of assassination could potentially drive the community towards a “civil war”. The precarious state of the region necessitates immediate attention and intervention to prevent such a scenario.
He further noted that the ongoing events in the areas of Geneina and Kutum are “complete crimes”, indicating the severity of atrocities being committed. The escalating conflict and human rights abuses in these regions underpin the urgency of his calls for peace and justice.
Governor Minnawi’s call to action represents an urgent plea to the international community to intervene and assist in the stabilization of Sudan, particularly in the regions of Darfur, Geneina, and Kutum. The consequences of inaction, as Minnawi warns, could lead to a devastating civil war, underlining the need for immediate response and preventive measures.