Sudan’s army suspends talks with paramilitary Rapid Support Forces
Talks between Sudan’s warring factions have been ongoing since early May and have produced two short-term cease-fire deals
Sudan’s army suspended talks with the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on Wednesday, according to reports citing a government official.
Talks between Sudan’s warring factions have been ongoing since early May and have produced two short-term cease-fire deals.
The army and the RSF had agreed to extend a previous truce by five days just before it was due to expire late on Monday.
The brokers of the cease-fire, Saudi Arabia and the United States, say it has been violated by both factions.
An anonymous Sudanese official told the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency that the army made the decision “because the rebels have never implemented a single one of the provisions of a short-term ceasefire which required their withdrawal from hospitals and residential buildings”
The official accused the RSF of having “repeatedly violated the truce.”
Fighting had already been reported on Tuesday both in Khartoum’s metropolitan area and in the western region of Darfur.