Amgad Fareid Eltayeb is the CEO of the Sudanese political think tank: Fikra for Studies and Development. He previously served as the Assistant Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Sudan; Dr. Abdalla Hamdok during the transitional period following the toppling of the Islamic dictatorship in Sudan. He has also served as a political advisor to the United Nations Special Political Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) and a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to that he was the head of the foreign relation committee of the Sudanese Professional Association and Spokesperson of it during the revolution. Founder of the Nafeer Initiative in 2013 and contributed significantly to the establishment of the Girifna and Sudan Change Now movements.
Misguided mediation efforts to secure truce in Sudan, such as the recent US-Saudi initiative, serve only to legitimise the warring parties and prolong the conflict while civilians pay the price, writes Amgad Fareid Eltayeb.