Asmaa Al-Hussaini (Cairo, Khartoum)
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced yesterday his country’s accession to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
Hamdok said in a tweet on his Twitter account: “We unanimously approved the draft law on Sudan’s accession to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, in preparation for a joint meeting between the Sovereignty Councils and the Ministers for approval.”
Hamdok stressed that “justice and accountability are the firm foundation of the new Sudan, which is committed to the rule of law, which we all seek to build.”
The Council of Ministers also discussed the situation in eastern Sudan and its developments, as well as the situation in West Kordofan State, and stressed the need for the approach to solve the issues to be comprehensive, addressing the political, social and development dimensions with a national approach, by calling on all parties to stop the internal division and stop hate speech.
In another context, the flows of Ethiopian refugees from the Tigray region to the Sudanese territories have continued since the outbreak of fighting in Ethiopia between the army and the region’s rebels.
Yesterday, more than 90 refugees from Tigray arrived in the Basanda area in Gedaref, due to the conditions inside their country, bringing the total number of people deported from the borders of the Taya area to the Basanda locality reception center until yesterday, to 900 refugees.
According to the statistics of the United Nations and organizations working with refugees, the total number of people deported from the reception centers in eastern Sudan to the permanent camps in Um Rakuba and Al-Tunaida has reached about 42,000 Ethiopian refugees.