African leaders have gathered for an emergency summit in Egypt peddled at to discussing and seeking for solutions over the new developments in Sudan and Libya.
This is the first meeting since the two nations were rocked by protests that led to ousting of President Omar al-Bashir and Commander Khalifa Haftar bid to overthrow current government powered by the United Nations.
Deadly sporadic protests in Sudan that culminated into the overthrew of president Bashir started way back in December last year after hiking prices of bread, a common food consumed in the country.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who doubles as the chairman of African union is expected to moderate the discussion that will be attended by among others South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa, president of Rwanda Paul Kagame, Somalia’s Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, Chadian president Idriss Deby and Dijbouti’s leader Ismail Omar Guelleh.
According to Egyptian leader, they will discuss the most appropriate ways to address the evolution of the situation and to contribute to stability and peace in Sudan.
The AU on April 15 threatened to suspend Sudan if the military does not hand over power within 15 days of that date to a civilian authority.
President of the African Union commission Moussa Faki is also expected to participate in the discussions, along with officials from Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria
Another summit on Libya, which will bring together the leaders of Rwanda, South Africa and the Congo will focus on launching a political process and the elimination of terrorism in the war razed country.
Early this month, Haftar’s Libyan National Army launched an offensive attack against Tripoli the city that hosts internationally recognized Government.
Egypt is a strong ally of Haftar and is alleged to have been backed by the UAE. He is the is the leader according to the White House who was consulted by US President Donald Trump in a phone call last week.