The warring factions in Sudan have agreed to a three days ceasefire, this is according to Antony Blinken, the United States Secretary of State.
Blinken announced the halt of hostilities on Tuesday and said the breakthrough came after intense negotiations between the warring factions.
"Following intense negotiation over the past 48 hours, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have agreed to implement a nationwide ceasefire starting at midnight on April 24, to last for 72 hours."
"During this period, the United States urges the SAF and RSF to immediately and fully uphold the ceasefire," he added.
The United States Secretary further said 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 the creation of a committee to oversee the negotiation, conclusion, and implementation of a permanent cessation of hostilities and humanitarian arrangements in Sudan. We will continue to work with the Sudanese parties and our partners toward the shared goal of a return to civilian government in Sudan.”
Blinken noted that the United States was also working with partners to set up a committee that would negotiate a permanent ceasefire in Sudan.
The ceasefire is also an opportunity for countries like Nigeria, seeking to evacuate their citizens stuck in the North-African country to do so.
Sudan was about a week ago thrown into violent clashes between forces loyal to army chief, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the Rapid Support Forces or RSF led by Mohamed “Hemedti” Hamdan Daglo.