Nyala City in the Midst of Clashes between al-Burhan and Hemedti

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Negotiations continue in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to agree on a ceasefire and the delivery of humanitarian aid to Darfur in eastern Sudan. However, both in the field and at the negotiation table, Generals Hemedti and al-Burhan appear reluctant to make concessions.

Thus far, the few ceasefires brokered by negotiators have never held for more than a few days. Since the resumption of talks on Thursday, October 26, in Saudi Arabia, fighting has not ceased in Darfur. The city of Nyala has become a focal point of clashes between the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) led by General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, known as Hemedti, and those under General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.

Nyala, once a crucial hub for regional trade, holds the key to controlling South Darfur, situated not far from the Central African Republic and South Sudan. According to residents, the city is now under the control of the RSF, with the forces deploying hundreds of armored vehicles to secure various neighborhoods.

The persistence of conflict in Darfur underscores the complex nature of the situation and the challenges in finding a lasting solution. Despite ongoing negotiations, the power struggle between different factions and military leaders continues to hinder the prospects for peace. The fate of Nyala, a strategically significant city, remains uncertain as the nation grapples with the pressing need for humanitarian assistance and a durable ceasefire to alleviate the suffering of the affected population.

Soukaina Sghir

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