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Kathmandu :  The warring parties in Sudan have agreed to a one-week ceasefire. According to the BBC, the government army and the opposing semi-military force have agreed to a ceasefire from May 4 to one week. Peace talks are expected to take place between both sides during this time. South Sudan has prepared to send its representatives for peace talks between both sides. Despite previous ceasefire agreements, they were not enforced, and both sides accused each other of breaking the agreements.

Fighting has been ongoing between the army and semi-military forces in Sudan for the past 18 days. According to the United Nations, more than one lakh people have been displaced from their homes, with more than 500 deaths and over 4,000 injured. On Tuesday, fighting continued in the capital city of Khartoum and in western regions such as Darfur. Officials have warned that if fighting continues, Sudan could face a major crisis.

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