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USAID chief Samantha Power called Tuesday for Sudan’s army to unify with ex-rebels and paramilitary forces to bolster a rocky political transition and a critical peace deal. 

The United States agrees that Sudan’s army should have a single and unified command,” Power said in a speech at the University of Khartoum.

“We will actively support civilian-led security reform and the formal integration of the Rapid Support Forces and former opposition armed groups.”

On Tuesday, the USAID head announced $56 million of “life-saving assistance” to Sudan, and another $4.3 million to support the country’s elections at the end of the transitional period in 2024. She also said a coronavirus vaccine shipment would arrive in the coming days. 

Data source: Africa news

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