Sudan should only have one army – President Isaias Afwerki

Eritrea’s president has accused Sudan’s  warring generals of hijacking the 2019 revolution, saying the country could only have one army.

President Isaias Afwerki said there was an urgent need for the “tragic and deplorable conflict” to end and the best way forward was to allow the regional grouping Igad to resolve the crisis.

He said  IGAD’S initiative would help the Sudanese people transition to what they had hoped to achieve after long-time leader Omar al-Bashir was ousted four years ago.

More than 100,000 people have already fled the fighting in Sudan between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). A further 334,000 people have been displaced within Sudan.

President Isaias said his country’s sea, land borders as well as its airspace were open for Sudanese and others affected by the conflict, but he said he would not allow refugee camps to be set up in Eritrea.

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