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Sudan’s Military Ruler Rules Out Peace Talks with Rival Paramilitaries

HeadlineAug 29, 2023

The leader of Sudan’s military junta has ruled out a quick end to months of fighting with the Rapid Support Forces, condemning the rival paramilitary group as “traitors” in a speech to soldiers. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan made the remarks Monday after the head of the RSF said he was open to a long-term ceasefire and talks to end Sudan’s crisis. This comes as the United Nations warns of severe malnutrition among Sudan’s children. A U.N. spokesperson said the fighting has internally displaced more than 3.6 million people, while nearly 1 million have fled across Sudan’s borders.

Jens Laerke: “The longer this fighting continues, the more devastating its impact is going to be. Hundreds of thousands of children are already severely malnourished and at imminent risk of death, if left untreated. Millions more will have their education replaced by the devastating traumas of war, becoming a lost generation.”

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