The United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has revealed that the contending generals in Sudan have agreed to a three-day ceasefire starting Tuesday (today), after previous moves to secure a pause the conflict quickly collapsed.


In a statement two hours before the truce was to go into effect Blinken said; ‘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,’ Blinken confirmed.


Blinken said that the United States was also working with partners to set up a committee that would negotiate a permanent ceasefire in Sudan, where the conflict between rival generals descended into deadly violence 10 days ago.


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