US and Saudi Arabia call for Sudan ceasefire extension

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Saudi Arabia and the United States have called for a ceasefire in Sudan to be extended.

Both countries are monitoring the truce, which has been repeatedly violated, and called on the army and the rival paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to continue negotiations, so that humanitarian aid can be delivered.

Residents said there were clashes overnight in the capital, Khartoum, and the adjoining city of Omdurman.

There’s growing concern about the worsening security in the Darfur region.

The former rebel leader and current governor of Darfur, Minni Minawi, has called on civilians to take up arms there.