Sudan extends ceasefire with rebels for further 3 month

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday issued a decree to extend the ceasefire in all conflict zones for three months, the official SUNA news agency reported.

“Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir issued a Republican Decree Thursday extending the declared ceasefire at the operations zones for another three months,” the report said.

In January 2017, Sudan adopted a unilateral six-month ceasefire a few days after the U.S. government decided to partially lift the economic sanctions imposed on Sudan for about 20 years.

The Sudanese government has been fighting the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)/northern sector in South Kordofan and Blue Nile areas since 2011, where many rounds of peace talks held in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa failed to end the conflict.

The Sudanese government has also been fighting armed groups in the Darfur region since 2003.