“Stop the Nonsense War”, President Ruto calls out the fighting generals in Sudan
Kenya President William Ruto is calling out the two warring Generals who have brought Sudan to its knees, to “stop the nonsense war”. According to Ruto, the fighting is about “Greed for power and self-enrichment”.
The two fighting Generals are: military leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the commander of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo. RSF’s paramilitary group, the Janjaweed, has reportedly been on rampage raiding banks, shops, and embassies, and looting them.
The secret known is that the two Generals have killed and displaced innocent citizens for the sake of power and access to national resources in order to enrich themselves. Theirs is a fight for who gains access to the country’s oil and other minerals and becomes the richest man in Sudan.
On May 12, United States of America’s Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Molly Phee was in Addis Ababa for meetings with the African Union (AU), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and other stakeholders to help end the conflict in Sudan.
The question is, beyond issuing the April 20, 2023 communique, what is the African Union doing? Why is it not reigning in the two self-centered Generals who are violating the rights of citizens to determine how they are governed?
The fact that Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Molly Phee has to travel from the US to the backyard of AU Secretariat and try to broker peace, is an inditement on the credentials of the African Union. It is a “toothless bulldog”, or is it not even a dog at all?
It remains to be seen if the Generals who are also Presidents on the continent – Yoweri Museveni, Paul Kagame, Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi, and others, will add their voice to Ruto’s.