Armed Clashes in Sudan
On 15 April 2023, armed clashes between the Rapid Support Forces and the regular army in the Sudanese capital Khartoum were reported. Later, the fighting between the military forces spread to other Sudanese regions.

Sudan Fighting Intensifies Though Parties Declared Readiness to Negotiate, UN Official Says

© AFP 2023 -This picture taken on September 1, 2023 shows a view of destruction in a livestock market area in al-Fasher, the capital of Sudan's North Darfur state.
This picture taken on September 1, 2023 shows a view of destruction in a livestock market area in al-Fasher, the capital of Sudan's North Darfur state. - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 17.11.2023
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UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - Fighting has intensified in Sudan's Darfur region despite the parties announcing their readiness to negotiate, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Africa, Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee said on Thursday.
"Hostilities have intensified in recent weeks. While both warring parties have declared a readiness to negotiate a ceasefire, their actions on the ground suggest otherwise," Pobee told the Security Council members during a meeting on Sudan.
She went on to say that no ceasefire was reached in Sudan during the last round of talks in Jeddah.

"Regrettably, the parties did not reach an agreement on a ceasefire in this round of Jeddah talks. Instead, they have intensified the fighting," Pobee added.

Civilians need to be big stakeholders to the future agreement to function, she stated.
Pobee said that people fleeing from West Darfur to Chad are reporting "technically-driven" violence against particular communities.
Sudanese, who had been stranded in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, arrive at Port Sudan airport, Thursday, May 11, 2023.  - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 03.11.2023
UN Warns About Sudan's 'Horrible Suffering' as More People Are Displaced
In April, violent clashes broke out between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group. The parties to the conflict have since introduced a number of temporary nationwide ceasefires, but none has helped settle the conflict.
In late October, the parties resumed negotiations, mediated by Saudi Arabia. The UN estimates the death toll from the conflict in the hundreds.
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