Kiir calls for Sudanese-led mediation to end Sudan’s war

President Salva Kiir in his address in the Sudan’s Neighbors summit in Cairo this morning, called for the Sudanese-led mediation to end war in the Sudan.

Kiir told the leaders of the neighboring countries that outside initiatives including neighbors’ summit and that of IGAD should complement the Sudanese efforts in finding solution to their problems.

“Our experience on the Sudanese conflict compelled us to advise that any outside initiative, be it the IGAD-led mediation, the summit we are in today, or any other initiative, must aim to complement the Sudanese-led efforts for a peaceful solution to their conflict,” Kiir told the summit this morning.

Kiir advocates for African solutions to African problems as he cautions the regional leaders to understand the Sudanese history as the discus their problem.

“The priority on finding African solutions to African problems does not exclude the complementary initiative. What we stress here is the importance of knowing the context of the conflict,” He said.

Kiir added “We must all rise to understand the context of Sudanese history when discussing ways of ending this war,”

On April 15, 2023, the war broke out between the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) under Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (Hemedti) and the Sudan Armed Forces commanded by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan over failed planned integration of forces.

On April 16 2023, President Kiir was delegated by the IGAD heads of state and government to lead the mediation team to Sudan to bring peace btween the two general but continuous fighting in the capital made it impossible for the tem to go to Sudan and opted other avenues to pursue the peace in the country. The other avenues includes today’s neighbors meeting in Cairo.

The war has now entered three months with media reports indicating that close to 5,000 people have been killed and at least over 4 million displaced – 2.5 million internally displaced and 2.2 million fled the country into the neighboring countries.