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.

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 deal will be enforced by a “ceasefire monitoring mechanism,” according to a US-Saudi statement.

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.

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

Both the regular army and the RSF have been urged to allow the distribution of humanitarian aid, restore essential services and…

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