Sudan: UN mediates to end crisis after coup
16 January 2022 | 8:14 am
The United Nations is launching talks between "all key civilian and military stakeholders" in a bid to solve a political crisis triggered by the October military coup.
Sudan's latest attempted coup has taken the world by storm this weekend. However, observers argue tensions have been brewing for a while, with the rift between its top military commanders growing. DW unpacks the crisis.
Faced with deadly clashes between rival armed forces, Sudanese flee their homes as another attempted ceasefire fails. Over in Somaliland, conflict has raged in the town of Las Anod since February. The Dhulbahante clan wants it to leave Somaliland and rejoin Somalia. Finally, TikTok is being sued in Senegal. Tech firms are worried the Chinese giant is violating data protection laws and failing to protect children.
Faced with deadly clashes between rival armed forces, Sudanese flee their homes as another attempted ceasefire fails. Over in Somaliland, conflict has raged in the town of Las Anod since February. The Dhulbahante clan wants it to leave Somaliland and rejoin Somalia. Finally, TikTok is being sued in Senegal.
A 24-hour truce is supposed to be in effect, but rival forces battling for control of the East African country have continued fighting.
Both the RSF paramilitary group and the army had committed to a cease-fire starting Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, the fighting reportedly forced Germany to abandon an evacuation mission.
As intense battles rage between Sudan's rival generals, Khartoum residents trapped inside their homes for days have banded together on social media, offering aid and support. Medics have joined the bid, too.
The United Nations said Thursday up to 20,000 people had fled escalating violence in Sudan to seek safety in Chad, many of whom lacked basic needs such as food, water and shelter. The UN's refugee agency said the majority of those arriving were women and children, who were currently sheltering out in the open.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said an employee has died in Sudan after his vehicle was caught in crossfire. Fighting continues despite a cease-fire offer.
A university student from Nigeria appeals for help, evacuation from Sudan where thousands of fellow Nigerian students are also trapped.
The Sudanese army has agreed to help extract US, UK, Chinese and French diplomats out of the country. The fighting continued into the weekend, breaking yet another temporary cease-fire. DW has the latest.
The forces of two rival generals fought intense street battles in Sudan's capital Khartoum on Friday, witnesses reported, as the warring parties ignored appeals for an end-of-Ramadan ceasefire.
Amid ongoing fighting, Sudan's civil society activists have started coordinating much-needed water and food supply for the crisis-ridden population, vowing to uphold their calls for democracy and a peaceful transition.
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