Four East African States Move To Intervene In Sudan

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Four East African States — Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Djibouti — have formed a coalition to try and intervene in Sudan with the goals of seeking a ceasefire, reestablishing humanitarian aid access and creating political dialogue in order restore Sudan’s democracy. Led by Kenya’s President William Ruto, the group met in Addis Ababa on Monday to organize a regional intervention force. The group is also working with the U.S. and Saudi Arabia to get the leaders of the two warring factions to meet face-to-face, Sudanese army leader Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and rival Rapid Support Forces (RSF) leader Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagolo. The group will also seek to back Sudan civilian representatives for a political solution to the civil war which broke out in mid-April. The U.S.- and U.N.-led peace initiatives have proved ineffective, meanwhile millions of people have been affected by the fighting.