Sudan: Freedom and Change Alliance Warns Against Two Governments

The Freedom and Change Alliance in Sudan issued a warning on Friday to the conflicting parties in Sudan against the dangers of forming two governments in the areas they control, stating that such a move could lead to the fragmentation of the country.

The warning from the Freedom and Change Alliance, which has been behind the ongoing battles in Sudan for months, came in a statement they deemed “important.”

The statement reads:

“We closely monitor with great concern the escalating indicators of the warring parties’ intention to form a government in the areas under their control, which is an extremely dangerous matter that would result in the country’s fragmentation and division.”

The Freedom and Change Alliance reaffirms its complete rejection of this direction, which sows the seeds of Sudan’s unity disintegration, deepens the conflict, and widens the circle of war, paving the way for it to turn into a comprehensive civil war.

They stated that they would take several steps to counter the plans of dividing the country and work towards stopping it, with the foremost being direct and immediate communication with the armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces, urging them to avoid any current or future steps that would lead to the country’s disintegration.

Background of the events

The leader of the Rapid Support Forces, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, also known as “Hemedti,” hinted on Thursday at the possibility of Sudan’s division, suggesting the possibility of forming a new government in the areas controlled by the Rapid Support Forces.

Dagalo’s remarks came in an audio recording he posted on the “X” platform (formerly Twitter), addressing the Sudanese people, the regional community, and the international community.

He stated that “the establishment of a government of war in Port Sudan means moving towards scenarios that have occurred in other countries, with the existence of two parties controlling different areas in one country, and we do not want this scenario.”

He added that if the leader of the Sudanese army, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, were to form a government in Port Sudan, they would immediately begin wide consultations to form a legitimate authority in the areas under their control, with its capital being the national capital, Khartoum.

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