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Sudan’s Burhan says “no reconciliation” with paramilitary RSF

Sudan's General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan salutes as he listens to the national anthem after landing in the military airport of Port Sudan on his first trip away following the crisis in Sudan's capital Khartoum since an internal conflict broke out, in the city of Port Sudan, Sudan, on 27th August, 2023.

Cairo, EgyptReuters Sudan’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Friday vowed to continue a nine-month war between the military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, rejecting the latest peace efforts. RSF head Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo agreed earlier this week to a ceasefire proposed by civilian groups, contingent on the military agreeing also. But observers responded […]

African mediators claim progress in efforts to end Sudan’s war

Families stop to register with international relief agencies at the border crossing in Adre, Chad after fleeing an ethnic purge led by the RSF and allied Arab militias against the ethnic African Masalit tribe in Ardamata, West Darfur, on 10th November, 2023.

Cairo, EgyptReuters An African regional body involved in efforts to mediate over the war in Sudan says it has secured a commitment from warring parties to implement a ceasefire and to hold a political dialogue aimed at resolving the conflict. There was no immediate comment from Sudan’s army or the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, which […]

Eastern African bloc seeks summit to deploy regional force in Sudan

Addis AbabaReuters An eastern African bloc called on Monday for a regional summit to consider deploying troops into Sudan to protect civilians, after nearly three months of violence between the army and a paramilitary faction. Fighting that erupted on 15th April in Khartoum, Sudan’s capital, has spread to other parts of the country and driven […]

Tigray forces begin handing over heavy weapons to Ethiopian army

Ethiopia abandoned munitions

Addis Ababa, EthiopiaReuters Tigray forces, who fought a two-year war against Ethiopia’s Federal Government, began handing over heavy weaponry to the national army as part of an African Union-led peace process on Tuesday. The demobilisation of Tigray forces is seen as central to the 2nd November ceasefire agreement, alongside the restoration of services, resumption of […]

Mediators meet to bolster Ethiopia truce amid signs of detente

Ethiopia Mekelle ICRC trucks

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Reuters Mediators between Ethiopia’s Federal Government and authorities in the Tigray region, embroiled until last month in a brutal war, are stepping up efforts to enforce a truce as relations between the two sides inch closer toward normality. The 2nd November ceasefire quieted a two-year conflict that killed tens of thousands and […]

Ethiopian PM says he has agreed with Sudanese leader to settle dispute

Kenya South Sudan and Ethiopia IGAD

Nairobi, KenyaReuters Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the military leader of neighbouring Sudan said on Tuesday they had reached an agreement to peacefully settle all issues, following the most recent flare-up connected to a border dispute late last month. However, the long-running dispute over a contested fertile border region, al-Fashqa, was not mentioned, nor […]

Calls for ceasefire in Ethiopia grow amid deepening conflict

Ethiopia Addis Ababa Nov 2021

Addis Ababa, EthiopiaReuters African and Western nations called for an immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia on Thursday after Tigrayan forces from the country’s north said they made advances towards the capital this week. The US special envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, arrived in Addis Ababa to press for a halt to military operations […]