UN, US and UK call Sudanese parties to cease fire

Capital is in hands of marauders

The fighting in Sudan has already killed at least 185 people and injured more than 1800 people, reports the United Nations envoy to the African country. The UN mission wants to see weapons silenced to enable humanitarian aid, then look at a “structural ceasefire.” However, UN envoy Volker Perthes does not have the impression that the warring parties want immediate mediation.

The White House on Monday called for a ceasefire in the struggle between the army and paramilitaries. U.S. officials are in contact with the rival military leaders.

“We call for an immediate ceasefire without conditions between the Sudanese armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF),” a Security Council spokesman said.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on the parties to “cease hostilities immediately” after the third day of deadly fighting. “The humanitarian situation in Sudan was already precarious, but is now catastrophic.”

Sudan’s military leader, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, ordered the RSF to disband earlier in the day. The former part of the regular army is thus labeled a rebel group. RSF leader Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, a general known as Hemeti, makes no move to commit.

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