Former Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti has warned Europe of the ongoing civil war in Sudan in a statement to Libero Quotidiano.
“The repercussions of the war in Sudan have not yet become clear, but they are already worrying,” Minniti stated. He also considered that “the issue of immigrants is just one of the serious repercussions on Europe and Italy.”
He added that “Europe does not realize how much the war in Sudan can disturb the region with the domino effect.” He continued, “But also Chad, under the pressure of the arrival of 100,000 refugees, adds to the hundreds of thousands hosted there.” He commented that the victory of Rapid Support Forces leader General Mohamed Dagalo would be “a success for the Russians, but at present, Russia avoids openly siding with any party and knowing who will emerge victorious.”
Minniti pointed out that “calming is not impossible, but the danger of a catastrophic civil war on a wide scale is still unfortunately the most likely hypothesis.”
He continued, explaining that “the Russian progress in Africa is a strong retreat for French influence.” He said that “Five weeks ago, French President Macron visited different African countries and announced that France’s influence in the former French colonies in sub-Saharan Africa had ended. This is a revolution, given France’s historical and even colonial relationship with Africa. Macron had announced that France would not intervene unless those countries requested it.”
“If we combine all of this with the risks of the ‘social bomb’ coming from Tunisia, which is at risk of default, the scenario of the ‘full storm’ now seems close to exploding between Africa and the European Union,” he added.
“The European Union is mistaken in its perspective towards Tunisia. It is a great political and democratic force, not a bank. It cannot submit its decisions to the decisions of the International Monetary Fund,” Minniti explained. “It will be like saying that financial power dominates political power. Europe belongs above all to its peoples. The European Union cannot abandon its role. The European Union must understand that if the war in Ukraine represents a military front and support for Kyiv is sacred, then the North African front is no less important, and it is a second unequal front.”
The former Italian Interior Minister also emphasized that “Europe must propose to Africa – for both departure and transit countries – a ‘Charter for Legal Immigration and Combating Human Trafficking’.”
Minniti concluded by explaining that “it is a matter of transforming the current demographic imbalances, Africa, which is growing rapidly, and Europe, which is heading towards demographic recession, from potential risks to opportunities.”