AU urges Sudan on political reforms for stability




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ADDIS ABABA – The Commission of the (AU) has urged the of Sudan partner towards a successful political reform for a stable .

This is contained in a statement issued by the AU Commission’s Chairperson, Dr. Dlamini Zuma, made available the News Agency of (NAN) Wednesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Zuma reacted the of the former Sudan leader, Sadiq Al-Mahdi, who arrested May 17, following an alleged offensive remark the Omar Al-Bashir administration.

Zuma, who welcomed the former leader’s , appealed to the Sudanese and all to desist actions that would threaten the proposed .

She urged to recommit themselves to a transparent and holistic process that would ensure the country’s stability and development.

The former Prime Minister of the Sudan and of the National UMMA Party, Imam Sadiq Al-Mahdi, released on June 15.

Al Mahdi arrested on May 17, following his public statements on the role of the Rapid Forces (RSF) in the Darfur region.

“The Chairperson of the Commission, however, reiterated AU’s commitment, through the Thabo Mbeki-led AU Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) to assist the government.

“Also to assist people of Sudan in efforts to address the challenges facing their country through dialogue,” the statement said.

Zuma, who commended the government for the , said the action would allow the opposition contribute to the proposed Initiative announced by Omar Al Bashir in January.

The Commission’s Chairperson reiterated AU’s to the initiative and appealed to the government to protect the and of .  (NAN)