Sudan’s “damned” war will have no victor, no vanquished: Hamdok

Mohamed Samir
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Sudan’s Former Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok called for an immediate cease-fire between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), saying that it is “a damned war, in which there will be no victor and no vanquished.”

Hamdok added, in a press conference from Abu Dhabi, on Sunday evening, that the “damned” war that broke out on Saturday in Sudan continues to wreak havoc, stressing the need for “it to stop today rather than tomorrow.”

The former Sudanese prime minister stressed that there should be an “immediate cease-fire and understandings leading to a permanent cessation of hostilities,” and to establish “a truce that allows for the creation of safe passages.”

Hamdok, who headed the government twice between 2019 and 2022, called for preventing the country from sliding into civil war, saying that “there is no alternative for the Sudanese to sit down for dialogue and reach a satisfactory solution for all.”

Hamdok said, “I call on the Arab, African, and brotherly countries to support the Sudanese people, who are going through very difficult humanitarian conditions.”

He declared his rejection of “any foreign interference in Sudanese affairs.”

iolent clashes erupted on Saturday between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Khartoum and other cities, where the two sides traded accusations of initiating the conflict.

Sudan’s Central Doctors’ Committee said that at least 56 civilians had been killed while 595 more have been injured, among them soldiers who are in critical condition.

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Mohamed Samir Khedr is an economic and political journalist, analyst, and editor specializing in geopolitical conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, and the Eastern Mediterranean. For the past decade, he has covered Egypt's and the MENA region's financial, business, and geopolitical updates. Currently, he is the Executive Editor of the Daily News Egypt, where he leads a team of journalists in producing high-quality, in-depth reporting and analysis on the region's most pressing issues. His work has been featured in leading international publications. Samir is a highly respected expert on the Middle East and Africa, and his insights are regularly sought by policymakers, academics, and business leaders. He is a passionate advocate for independent journalism and a strong believer in the power of storytelling to inform and inspire. Twitter: LinkedIn:
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