Sudan’s two warring factions have signed an accord to protect civilians and aid deliveries from violence, but could not agree on a ceasefire.
The talks, which took place in the Saudi port of Jeddah with Saudi and US involvement, were described by American diplomats as difficult, with the two sides still “far apart”.
The Sudanese military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) promised to allow aid in and let people flee areas of fighting.
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They’re still discussing proposals for a 10-day truce and a mechanism to monitor it, given the failure of previous ceasefires.
It’s hoped that would lead to negotiations on a long-term end to hostilities.
On Thursday, Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, was rocked by more clashes but the overall situation was calmer than a day earlier.
The conflict erupted in mid-April when the RSF refused to be integrated into Sudan’s army under a planned transition to civilian rule.