AU timeline of diplomatic efforts

15 April

The Chairperson of the AU Commission appealed to SAF and RSF to immediately stop:

  • the destruction of the country
  • the panic of the populations
  • bloodbaths of the innocents

16 April

PSC held emergency session and adopted a communique, which:

  • called for immediate ceasefire
  • strongly rejected any external interference
  • tasked the AUC Chairperson to undertaking peacemaking initiatives

20 April

The Chairperson of the AU Commission organized a special ministerial meeting with bilateral, regional, and international actors, urging the two parties:

  • for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire for a week starting on 20 April
  • establish humanitarian corridors

The ministerial meeting also requested the Trilateral Mechanism in coordination with the League of Arab States, the EU, the Troika and bilateral actors, to immediately engage the leadership of the two forces for de-escalation.

27 April

The Chairperson of AU Commission appealed to the neighbouring states of Sudan and international community to speedily extend humanitarian support to civilians fleeing the conflict in Sudan.

2 May

Prof. El-Hacen Lebatt, AU Commission Chief of Staff and AU Spokesperson on the Sudan Peace Process, briefed the media on AU’s efforts to coordinate international and bilateral efforts to pressure all Sudanese parties towards a ceasefire, humanitarian action and political dialogue.

4 May

Chairperson of the AU for the year 2023, Azali Assoumani, President of the Union of Comoros, met with the Chairperson of the AU Commission in Addis Ababa to discuss the conflict in Sudan.

6 May

The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, reaffirmed the imperative of ceasefire in Sudan as Saudi Arabia/US facilitated talks began in Jeddah.

11 May

AU convened a meeting with humanitarian organizations based in Addis Ababa to discuss coordination of efforts regarding Sudan crisis and agreed to establish a Forum for regular coordination and briefing on its activities.