Former Sudanese prime minister Abdalla Hamdok has raised a red flag over the ongoing conflict, warning that if it continues, it could turn into one of the bloodiest civil wars ever experienced, comparable to that in Syria and Libya.
The former premier is now calling for a truce between the warring generals from both the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces.
The former leader further insisted that there should be a defined role of the military in Sudan rather than engaging in politics and the leadership of the country.
Hamdok was answering questions for Mo Ibrahim who is the founder of the Ibrahim Foundation when he also called for a strong and unified approach by the international community in helping end the conflict that poses greater risk to millions of Sudanese.
The fighting is the culmination of a power struggle between army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, head of the RSF and also known as Hemeti.
The violence has killed at least 528 people and wounded about 4,600, the health ministry said, but those figures are likely to be incomplete, with fighting in 12 out of Sudan’s 18 states.
Khartoum authorities on Sunday put civil servants on open-ended leave “due to the security situation”.
The UN World Food Programme has issued a warning that the turmoil might cause millions of people in a nation where 15 million people already depend on help to avoid famine to go hungry.