Sudan’s army has expressed willingness to extend the ceasefire has paramilitary force has battled on Khartoum’s outskirts undermining a truce in their eleven-day conflict.
The army said its leader, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, gave initial approval to a plan to extend the truce for another seventy-two hours and send an army envoy to the South Sudan capital, Juba, for talks.
According to reports, Sudanese armed forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, RSF, previously agreed to a three-day ceasefire that was due to expire later today.
There was no immediate response from the RSF to the proposal from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, a regional bloc.
The military said the presidents of South Sudan, Kenya and Djibouti worked on a proposal that includes extending the truce and talks between the two forces.