Moussa Faki's special envoy takes on the 'Quartet'
The leaders of the UN-African Union-IGAD tripartite mechanism are complaining about interference by the US, UK, UAE and Saudi Arabia in the dialogue aimed at resolving Sudan's political crisis.
Sudan's interim leader is telling anyone who cares to listen that, five months after the resignation of Abdalla Hamdok, he wants to appoint a new prime minister. That would allow him to consolidate power by further destabilising the already bitterly divided political class.
In a report to the African Union's Peace and Security Council, Bankole Adeoye has recommended the institution play a greater role in international mediation efforts to resolve the crisis in Sudan. So far these efforts have been led almost exclusively by UN Special Representative Volker Perthes.
After president Omar al-Bashir was deposed in 2019, a deal was struck to share power between military and civilian leaders for a transitional period leading to elections in December next year. But the ruling Sovereignty Council set up by that deal is stealthily finding ways to postpone the polls, which now will not happen before 2024.