Sudanese warring generals agree to ceasefire in 24 hours

By Kiden Stela Mandela

The Sudanese generals have agreed to ceasefire after a deadly violence that rock Khartoum started on Saturday until yesterday. The fighting started between the Sudan Arm Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) over disagreement on how to integrate RSF in to the Sudanese army.

The ceasefire follows intervention by President Salva Kiir yesterday who reached out to the leaders of both SAF led by Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and RSF being led by Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo and convinced them to ceasefire.

“President of the Republic of South Sudan continues to monitor the situation in Sudan very closely. This afternoon His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit, president of the Republic of South Sudan, was able to reach the chairperson of the Sudan Sovereign Council, General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and his dupty General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo. In his discussion with both leaders, President Kiir persuaded them to agree to the humanitarian ceasefire. The discussion ended with both parties agreeing to in 24 hour ceasefire”, Minister of Presidential Affairs Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin told SSBC in evening news yesterday.

“The cessation of hostilities will provide a conducive environment not only for the civilians trapped inside their homes but it will also allow IGAD delegation to travel to Khartoum to engage with the Sudanese leaders in order to end the crisis. This evening, at 18 hours or 6:00 PM Sudan local time, this window will allow civilians to assess essential supplies of food and water,” Marial added.

On Sunday April 16th, 2023, IGAD held Sudan’s crisis meeting virtually, and meeting tasked three IGAD heads of states and governments to travel to Khartoum meeting with the warring generals in order to end the conflicts.

The IGAD three delegation teams include; President Salva Kiir, William Ruto of Kenya, and Omar Guelleh of Djibouti.

“Safe window will allow the wounded to be taken to hospitals for medical attention and also to allow medical personnel, doctors and nurses to reach the hospitals so that they can treat the wounded,” Kiir office asserted.

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