IGAD timeline of diplomatic efforts

15 April

The Executive Secretary of IGAD urged SAF and RSF to:

  • immediately cease fighting
  • de-escalate the situation
  • resolve their differences through dialogue

16 April

IGAD convened its 40th extraordinary Summit virtually and adopted a communique that

  • urged civilian parties to engage in assisting cessation of fighting
  • tasked a high-level delegation led by South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir Mayardit to mediate the two parties

7 May

The Executive Secretary of IGAD urged the SAF and RSF to immediately and unconditionally agree to a humanitarian ceasefire as the two parties started pre-negotiation talks in Jeddah.