February 29, 2024
Sudan Conflict: Warring Factions Agree Seven-Day Ceasefire, US Says
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Sudan Conflict: Warring Factions Agree Seven-Day Ceasefire, US Says

A temporary ceasefire in Sudan has been agreed as fighting between two warring factions entered its sixth week.

A US-Saudi statement says previous truce attempts between Sudan’s regular army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have tended to collapse within minutes of beginning, but the new truce will be enforced by a ceasefire monitoring mechanism.

As part of the seven-day humanitarian ceasefire, Sudanese officials have agreed to restore essential services.

Fighting between the two sides has plunged the country into chaos since it began last month, with more than a million people thought to have been displaced.

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Qatar said on Saturday that its embassy in the capital Khartoum had been ransacked by “irregular armed forces”, and it called for the perpetrators to be held accountable for the “heinous act”.


Other embassies, including Jordan’s, have also been previously ransacked, along with aid warehouses of the UN.


Stocks of food, money and essentials have fast declined and aid groups repeatedly complained of being unable to provide sufficient assistance in Khartoum, where much of the violence has taken place.

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