By Mohammed M.Mupenda
Mo Ibrahim Foundation has condemned the international community, particularly United State of America (USA), China and Saudi Arabia for moving at snail’s pace to put an end to the ongoing violence in Sudan resulted from civilians’ protests and military coup.
In the statement released on this Saturday, the foundation alleged USA has piped down over the violence that is claiming the lives of dozens of civilians.
“We have not seen a single tweet from the White House in support of the people of Sudan and of democracy,” reads the statement.
It also blamed China for blocking the UN security council from denouncing military-led government of which it accuses to brutally crackdown on peaceful protestors after toppling Omar al-Bashir in April.
“China is damaging its standing and its reputation in Africa by blocking the UN Security Council resolution condemning TMC’s violence,” it added.
The foundation says the “international community has been largely slow and hesitant on support to the democratic aspirations of the Sudanese people.”
“Unfortunately, some regional powers, led by Saudi Arabia, appear to side with the military, with disastrous results,” it underscored.
It, however, cherished the African Union for suspending “Sudan’s membership, pending the transfer to civilian rule.”
In this statement, the foundation urged the global community to “use all possible means to encourage all parties to re-establish political negotiations, leading as soon as possible to a civilian-led government” and that it’s the only surefire way “to organize free and fair elections in an open political space.”
The tension in Sudan escalated following the wave of demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir which began on 19 December 2018. This led to the coup made by TMC which claimed to protect the protesters and assured them of holding presidential elections that could lead to the transition of power to civilians soon.
In January 2019, Mo Ibrahim, also in the statement, explained that the protests had been triggered by “people’s worsening daily living conditions, including fuel shortages, the increasing price of bread and currency devaluation.”