Warring factions in Sudan agree on 3-day ceasefire

by Amos Kalu
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After Ten days of fighting in Sudan, the United States said warring factions had brokered a three-day ceasefire which would be effected on Tuesday.

U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken said in a statement that, “To support a durable end to the fighting, the United States will coordinate with regional and international partners and Sudanese civilian stakeholders to assist in creating a committee to oversee the negotiation, conclusion, and implementation of a permanent cessation of hostilities and humanitarian arrangements in Sudan”.

Blinken added that the U.S. will work with Sudanese parties “toward the shared goal of a return to civilian government in Sudan.”

The development came as Nigeria said it would evacuate over 2,000 of its citizens from war-ridden Sudan On Tuesday.

Director of Special Duties, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Onimode Bandele, in a Channels Television interview, confirmed that Nigerians trapped in Sudan would be evacuated on Tuesday.

The fighting between factions, the Sudanese Army and the Rapid Support Forces has claimed hundreds in Sudan.

The Sudanese army, led by Abdelfattah al-Burhan, and the RSF, led by Mohamed “Hemedti” Hamdan Dagalo, are at war.

As the war between the two Generals escalated, countries evacuated their Nationals from the region.

Earlier, fighting forces dashed hope of an Eid-el-fitr ceasefire.

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