Khartoum, Sudan – (African Boulevard News) – The United Nations Security Council has been grappling with internal tensions, leaving it paralysed and unable to address the political crisis that has rocked Sudan since 15 April. According to reports, the three African members of the Security Council are promoting the principle of ‘subsidiarity,’ which aims to put the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) at the forefront of mediating the crisis.
This paralysis has left Sudan in a state of uncertainty and instability. The country’s transitional government, which is made up of civil and military figures, has been unable to resolve the issues at the heart of the conflict, including the role of the military in government, the sharing of power, and the future of the peace agreement signed in 2020.
The root cause of the crisis lies in the tensions between the civilian and military elements of the transitional government, which were supposed to work together to oversee Sudan’s transition to democracy, but have been at loggerheads for months. The military, which has dominated Sudanese politics for decades, has been accused of seeking to retain its grip on power, while the civilian elements have been pushing for greater democracy and civilian control over the government.
The failure of the Security Council to take action has been criticised by many. “The paralysis of the Security Council is a tragedy for Sudan and a failure of the international community,” said Shabia Mantoo, spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Sudan. “The people of Sudan need urgent help and support to resolve this crisis, and the Security Council must act.”
Despite the internal tensions, there are signs that progress is being made. IGAD has been working to mediate the crisis, and there have been reports of negotiations between the civilian and military elements of the transitional government. Some analysts believe that a breakthrough may be imminent, while others caution that the crisis could drag on for months.
In the meantime, the people of Sudan are suffering. The country is facing economic hardship and food shortages, and the uncertainty and instability are taking a toll on the population. The crisis in Sudan is a reminder of the need for strong and effective international institutions, and the urgent need for the Security Council to put aside its internal differences and take action to help resolve the crisis.