Armed Clashes in Sudan
On 15 April 2023, armed clashes between the Rapid Support Forces and the regular army in the Sudanese capital Khartoum were reported. Later, the fighting between the military forces spread to other Sudanese regions.

Egypt and Kenya Talk Sudanese Crisis Settlement and Peace in Africa

© PhotoPresident of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi meets Kenya's President William Ruto
President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi meets Kenya's President William Ruto - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 17.07.2023
President of Egypt Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi held talks with his Kenyan counterpart William Ruto as he arrived in the East African nation to take part in an African Union's Mid-Year Coordination Meeting, held in Kenya's capital Nairobi.
Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and William Ruto discussed the Sudanese conflict and peace initiatives in Africa on Sunday.
Al-Sisi and Ruto reportedly talked over how to coordinate activities aimed at ending the Sudan conflict, which has left hundreds dead and countless others injured or displaced, during their meeting.
In addition, they also mentioned the relevance of the Neighboring Countries Summit for Sudan, which was held on July 13 in Egypt.
Both leaders pledged their support for this project and their willingness to cooperate in addressing the crisis and suffering in Sudan.
The situation in the Horn of Africa and the Nile Basin areas were two topics that were also covered in the conversation, as well as other general regional issues.
In this photo provided by Egypt's presidency media office, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks during the summit on the Sudan conflict, at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, July 13, 2023. - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 13.07.2023
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Al-Sisi and Ruto stressed the need to coordinate efforts to address the problems these areas confront and guarantee stability and advancement.
Both leaders emphasized the significance of continental integration and the need for improved cooperation between the African Union, regional economic communities, regional institutions, and member states in line with the goals of the current African Union's Mid-Year Coordination Meeting.
Ruto reaffirmed his commitment to advancing stability and peace throughout Africa.
"Strong Kenya-Egypt relations are beneficial for the pursuit of a more united and prosperous Africa. Together with other countries, we will work to end conflict and suffering in the Sudan and across Africa," Ruto stated.
Sudan is experiencing an ongoing armed conflict between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, and the Sudanese Armed Forces, commanded by Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Chairman of the Sudanese Sovereign Council.
The crisis, which has its heart in the capital Khartoum, has caused more than 2.2 million people to evacuate their homes while another 645,000 have fled across international borders.
Recently, the Sudanese government stated that it wants to work with all parties to find a solution to the current conflict.
"The Sudanese Armed Forces are ready to stop military operations immediately if the rebel militia commits to stopping attacks on civilian homes, neighborhoods and government facilities, as well as looting," the country’s Sovereign Council noted.