Thursday, November 2, 2023

Sudan ceasefire raises hope for relief in Khartoum.


The recent Jeddah agreement between Sudan’s army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) includes a monitoring mechanism and hopes to bring a pause to the five-week conflict. The deal is set to come into effect on Monday evening with an internationally-supported monitoring mechanism, allowing for the delivery of humanitarian aid. However, it is unclear whether army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan or RSF commander Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo can enforce a cease-fire on the ground, as both have previously indicated they are seeking victory in the war. The conflict has caused nearly 1.1 million people to flee their homes, creating a humanitarian crisis that threatens to destabilize the region. The Jeddah deal marks the first time the sides have signed a truce agreement after negotiations.

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