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Tomorrow, in Addis-Ababa, the Peace & Security Council (PSC) of @_AfricanUnion meets in emergency on the situation in Sudan under. Nigeria will chair it. It's the 1st meeting of any policy organ of the #AU on the epochal situation unfolding in Khartoum
Sudan matters to the stability of Africa in a way that arguably no other country does. It is a complex, big, fragile country with borders to the most complex & fragile regions of the continent. The potential for regional stability contagion are huge if Sudan is distressed
Sudan is critical to stability in the #Sahel, North Africa, the #GulfOfAden, the #NileBasin, the #GreatLakes, East Africa; the Horn of Africa, Central Africa & #WestAfrica. There's no other #African country whose wellbeing can so ripple through the continent like Sudan.
#Nigeria has a special interest in Sudan & not merely because of proximity through NE #Nigeria & Chad. The ties are many. 1st, both countries share common populations & cross-border nationalities. The Baggara of Sudan's Kordofan are found in Chad & #Nigeria as Shuwa Arabs
2nd, when Lugard murdered Sokoto's Sultan Attahiru in the Battle of Burmi in 1903, the remainder of his defeated army & family led by his son, Muhammmad Bello bin Attahiru, (Mai Wurno) were exiled in Sudan. Their descendants still live in Sudan theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
3rd, Sudan has always been a stop for many #Nigerians Muslim pilgirms, many of whom, would trek all the way to Hijaz, crossing thro Sudan. On their way back, many settled & intermarried in Sudan, which today has up to 5m ppl of #Nigerian descent
What happens in Sudan, therefore, matters to #Nigeria, not merely as part of #Africa policy but indeed as part of a responsibility that is much more intimate. #Nigeria's leaders, therefore, have a duty to offer articulate leadership in the search to stabilize Sudan
This is why, as the PSC meets tomorrow, #Nigeria must lead the rest of Africa ins sending a clear message to Sudan's Generals - their time is up. They should listen to their people & free the country to make progress. A Sudan that is at peace with itself is essential for #Africa
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