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Sudan's ceasefire talks collapse less than a week after they began

Sudan's ceasefire talks collapse less than a week after they began

Sudan

Sudan’s ceasefire talks have collapsed less than a week after they began.

According to the state’s chief negotiator, the road map of ceasefire talks and political reconciliation have failed due to lack of commitment by armed factions.

Last Monday, rebel and opposition groups welcomed the roadmap agreement brokered by the African Union and already accepted by the government.

Four groups of the opposition umbrella Sudan Call signed the agreement for peace and dialogue.

However, the rebels have blamed the government for stalling the talks as they are unwilling to concede to any of their demands.

The North African country has been facing renewed conflict since 2011 that has affected millions and displaced over 500,000 people.

The roadmap sets out a process for reaching a permanent ceasefire and dialogue among all factions.

Reuters

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