AU, UN, US, others call for peace as clashes in Sudan enter third day

AU, UN, US, others call for peace as clashes in Sudan enter third day

The United Nations, US, and other important Arab countries have called for talks to restore a civilian regime in Sudan.

The call becomes essential as the clashes between the paramilitary and the Army continue into the third day in Sudan with death toll climbing to nearly 100.

The army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a powerful paramilitary group in Sudan, engaged in violent confrontations in the conflict that has spread to the third day.

A doctors’ union reported that nearly 100 people have been killed, and 1,100 others injured.

The capital city of Khartoum, where locals sought refuge from explosions, was claimed by both sides to be under their control.

The ongoing armed face-off in Sudan is between the RSF, a notorious paramilitary group led by Sudan’s deputy president Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, also known as Hemedti, and army units loyal to the de facto leader, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.

The plans to merge the 100,000-member RSF into the army and the question of who would then command the new force are the main points of contention.

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The African Union has announced that Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, will be sent to try to negotiate a ceasefire among rival groups while some Arab countries and the United States of America have called for a resumption of talks aimed at restoring a civilian government.

Meanwhile, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has pleaded for peace and demanded for “justice without delay” for the deaths of three staff of the World Food Program, WFP, during violence in Kabkabiya, in north Darfur region.

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