Human right activists and entrepreneurs, including Mo Ibrahim, have urged the African Union to urgently resolve the conflict in South Sudan and Burundi.
They made the call in an open letter addressed to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.
The letter was signed by the former judge of the Rwanda Tribunal and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, and Uganda’s Director of African Youth Initiative Network and 2015 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Victor Ochen.
In the case of South Sudan, the group notes that both the government and the opposition have failed to form a government of national unity within the set deadline.
The South Sudan conflict is one of issues expected to dominate a report by the Peace and Security Council, to be tabled before the leaders today during the AU’s 26th Ordinary Summit.