Will the UN initiative help solve political crisis in Sudan?

The UN announced on Saturday that it was spearheading a consultations initiative to help promote a comprehensive and constructive political process between the different parties in Sudan, with the goal of putting an end to the crisis brought about by the army’s takeover of power on October of last year.

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Sudan has been at a crossroads ever since after the increase of mass protests in the capital Khartoum and other states denouncing October’s military takeover after the tally of the victims of protest crackdowns rose to 60 since the dawn of the coup’s morning.

With the blessings being given by the international community and the challenges it had already faced inside, will the UN initiative prove successful in closingthe book on the political crisis Sudan has been living in since the putsch?

Post Hamdok

Following the resignation of Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok from his position earlier last week, the head of the United National Integrated Mission for Transition Assistance in Sudan (UNITAMS) Volker Perthes announced the UN’s intent to intervene in resolving Sudan’s political crisis through launching a comprehensive round of consultations that includes all the parties in the Sudan conflict.

International Welcome

The US Embassy in Khartoum had welcomed the initiative put forth by Perthes, as did the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that initiating a dialogue encompassing of all parties in the Sudan conflict is bound to solve and help overcome the prevailing crisis and prevent Sudan from slipping into chaos.

An official source at the Arab’s League General Secretariat stated that the league had also welcomed the initiative through its delegate in Sudan working alongside Sudanese parties to the conflict in order to facilitate the dialogue in Sudan and address the difficulties facing the transitional period.

Challenges Facing the Initiative

On the morning of the 25th of last October, Sudan entered into turmoil that severely affected the political scene in the country, with the repeated violence the coup authorities met the peaceful protesters with resulting in the distrust for the revolutionary forces in the country, which in turn led to the birth of the three resistance committees, with the question of whether the United Nations’ initiative will succeed in resolving the political crisis in Sudan still lingering.

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