Image Credit: APKhartoum: The United States Wednesday named a special envoy to Sudan to find a “peaceful” solution between demonstrators and generals, as protest leaders demanded “international guarantees” for implementing any agremeent reached with the army rulers. Diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis — triggered by the June 3 crackdown on protesters — got a boost as Washington nominated experienced Africa hand Donald Booth as a special envoy to Sudan to help craft a “peaceful political solution” between the generals and protesters. Booth, who previously has served as special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, was already in Khartoum along with Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Affairs Tibor Nagy to “engage with the parties,” State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said. They are later scheduled to visit Addis Ababa to discuss the Sudan crisis with Ethiopian leaders and the African Union. Sudan has been led by a military council since the generals ousted Al Bashir on April 11 after months of nationwide protests against his three decade rule.
Source: Ethiopian News June 12, 2019 21:11 UTC