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Uncertainty and fear persist as the one-week Sudan truce begins

Neelam Rahim | neelam@radioislam.co.za

2-minute read
24 May 2023 | 15:40 CAT

Image: All Arab News

Image: All Arab News

Witnesses in the Sudanese capital reported clashes and air strikes minutes after a one-week humanitarian ceasefire took effect on Monday night, with the smell of smoke still lingering after gunfire and explosions rocked Khartoum throughout the day.

Two Generals, each one aspiring to be in control and a fight for power, and in the process have stepped over the heads of the entire Sudanese population, particularly the silent majority living in Khartoum, says Strategic Communications Consultant and retired Media relations expert Khalid Dahab.

“There is no winner in this war, but the losers are the Sudanese people. The war has destroyed infrastructure, airports, homes, business and so forth. Criminals have also come in and have looted most of the capital,” he says.

Meanwhile, the United States and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are mediating and have succeeded in the truce that came into effect on Monday night and will last for seven days.

At the beginning of the truce, the two parties continued to bomb each other. However, the truce is essentially holding, Dahab said.

“The one week truce is not a solution to the crisis, rather just a pause so people can pick up food for themselves, dead bodies all over to be buried and humanitarian assistance can come in to the population. We hope the two parties will continue talking to eachother and a lasting political solution will be reached,” he says.

Listen to the full interview on Your World Today with Mufti Yusuf Moosagie.

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