Barely entered into force, the truce has already fizzled in Sudan. Fighting echoes in Khartoum on Monday, May 22, despite the official entry into force of a one-week truce between the army and the paramilitaries supposed to allow civilians and humanitarian aid to pass into Sudan, reports AFP quoting residents of the capital.
Since April 15, the war between General Abdel Fattah al-Burhane’s army and the paramilitaries of General Mohamed Hamdane Daglo’s Rapid Support Forces (FSR) has left a thousand dead and more than a million displaced and refugees. . For the 37th day in a row, the five million inhabitants of the Sudanese capital have spent the day in the midst of fighting, under scorching heat, most without water, electricity and telecommunications.
The UN had already noted at the end of the afternoon “fighting and troop movements as both sides have pledged not to seek military advantage before the truce takes effect”. A dozen ceasefires have already been promised and immediately violated in the East African country, one of the poorest in the world.