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Sudan has frozen IGAD membership.

Sudan has frozen IGAD membership.

Sudan has frozen its membership in the East African Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

Previously, Sudan froze interaction with IGAD on the situation in the country.

The head of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council and Commander-in-Chief of the country’s armed forces, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, sent a letter on Saturday morning to Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guella, who is currently chairman of IGAD. It is noted that in the letter, al-Burhan announced the freezing of Sudan’s membership in IGAD.

Previously, the Transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan and the country’s armed forces refused to participate in the IGAD extraordinary summit on the situation in Sudan, which took place on January 18 in Uganda. The reason for the refusal was the invitation to the summit of the commander of the Rapid Reaction Force (RRF), Mohammed Hamdan Daglo.

Since April 15, 2023, fighting has been going on in Sudan between the Rapid Reaction Force (RRF) under the command of Mohammed Hamdan Daglo and the regular army. The parties are exchanging contradictory statements regarding successes in combat operations and control over facilities, launching a large-scale information war in the media and social networks. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said months of fighting in the country could lead to disease outbreaks and a fatal collapse of the health system. According to the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM), the number of internally displaced people in Sudan has exceeded 7 million.