November 28, 2023

EU sets to slap fresh sanctions on important stakeholders in Sudan war

Ambassadors of the European Unions, according to reports, have perfected plans to sanction important individuals in the ongoing war that has ravaged Sudan for several months.

Reuters quoted sources close to the issue that sanctions such as asset freezes and travel bans are being proposed by the regional body.

The proposal for punishments was sent in July, but it was not approved until Monday. Before the bloc can begin adding individuals and businesses to the list, EU foreign ministers must grant their final approval later this month.

Sudan slipped into political chaos as war broke out between the army, commanded by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who deposed long-term leader Omar al-Bashir, and a paramilitary force led by General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, known as Hemedti.

Despite international efforts to broker a long-term cease-fire, the fighting and bloodshed have escalated in the country’s capital Khartoum and other main cities.

Leaders of the Army and the RSF have announced their intentions to hold talks to end the bloodshed but no tangible moves have been taken to make that a reality.

More than 5 million people have been displaced by the war, resulting in a humanitarian crisis and violations of fundamental Human Rights.

According to a draft motion released on Friday, the United States, Britain, Norway, and Germany want to request that the United Nations Human Rights Council convene an investigation into alleged atrocities in Sudan, including ethnically motivated killings.

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