USAID chief Samantha Power called Tuesday for Sudan’s army to unify with ex-rebels and paramilitary forces to bolster a rocky political transition and a critical peace deal.
The United States agrees that Sudan’s army should have a single and unified command,” Power said in a speech at the University of Khartoum.
“We will actively support civilian-led security reform and the formal integration of the Rapid Support Forces and former opposition armed groups.”
On Tuesday, the USAID head announced $56 million of “life-saving assistance” to Sudan, and another $4.3 million to support the country’s elections at the end of the transitional period in 2024. She also said a coronavirus vaccine shipment would arrive in the coming days.
Data source: Africa news