he Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has selected a trio of leaders to mediate peace talks between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group, both embroiled in a bitter conflict. The delegates chosen for this vital mission are President William Ruto of Kenya, President Salva Kiir of South Sudan, and President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti.
In a critical meeting held on Sunday, April 16, IGAD underscored the urgency of the situation by resolving to dispatch the three presidents to Sudan at the earliest opportunity. The organization emphasized the significance of stability in Sudan for the region’s socio-economic well-being.
In addition to the mediation efforts, IGAD urged the warring factions to establish safe corridors to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to Khartoum and other affected areas. During the assembly, President Ruto passionately appealed to both sides to halt hostilities in the interest of the entire region.