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The Sudanese army and the rival paramilitary group, the Rapid Support Forces, have agreed on a week-long ceasefire after talks in the Saudi port city of Jeddah on Saturday (20 May).
The ceasefire, which is due to come into force on Monday evening with an internationally-supported monitoring mechanism, is supposed to allow for the delivery of humanitarian aid.
Residents of Sudan's capital, Khartoum, reported a dramatic escalation in air strikes and artillery fire on Tuesday (16 May) as fighting between the army and the rival Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group enters its second month.
The sounds of explosions and clashes reverberated in the southern parts of Khartoum, accompanied by heavy shelling in Bahri and Omdurman, neighbouring cities across the River Nile.