Sudan truce extended by five days

In a joint statement on Monday May 29, Saudi Arabia and the United States announced the extension for five days of a truce, theoretically begun a week ago but in reality never applied, to “allow more humanitarian efforts”, at a time when 25 of Sudan’s 45 million people need humanitarian aid to survive. The war launched on April 15 between the army of General Abdel Fattah al-Burhane and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) of General Mohamed Hamdane Daglo has left over 1,800 people dead and nearly one and a half million displaced and refugees. Shots were still heard in Khartoum on Monday evening, according to local residents, while the RSF accused the army of carrying out deadly air raids during the day.