Sudan’s President Worried over Crises among African Countries
Sudan’s President Omar Bashir has expressed concern over conflicts among the Mano River Union states, comprising Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and urged African leaders to step up efforts toward resolving them, reported the Pan African News Agency (PANA).
He lamented that the conflict has resulted in massive loss of lives and a wide-range humanitarian crisis affecting tens of thousands of people.
Bashir made the appeal in a closing address at the extraordinary summit of the African Mechanism for Conflicts' Solution, which ended Sunday in Khartoum, said the agency.
He praised the outstanding role of the Economic Community of West Africa for pursuing dialogue to solve conflicts in the sub-region, saying the move can boost mutual confidence and alleviate the current tension prevailing among the three neighboring states.
Bashir, who chairs the Sahel and Sahara Community and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, commended the current efforts toward ending disputes and conflicts in Africa, and called for coordination among the OAU, sub-regional and international organizations toward adopting a culture of peace that abandons violence and war in Africa.
Bashir later called on the disputing factions in Burundi to abide by the Arusha peace agreement and end the suffering of the Burundian people – Albawaba.com
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