Gen Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (L) and Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (R) both lead powerful forces (Photo © Gettyimages)

PM Abiy Talks to Sudan’s Rival Generals

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has spoken to Sudan’s rival generals whose forces are fighting for control of the country.

The discussions come hours after Sudan’s army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary agreed to extend a three-day ceasefire for another 72-hours.

Reports say the truce has not stopped the fighting but created some lull for civilians to flee to safer areas.

“The great people of Sudan deserve peace,” PM Abiy said in a tweet after his phone conversations with Abdel Fattah al-Burhan of Sudan’s Army and Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo of the RSF.

The discussions with the two rival Generals were “on the need to settle differences amicably and bring stability to Sudan,” Abiy said.

More than 500 have been killed in the conflict that started on April 15 in Khartoum and then swiftly escalated in other parts of the country.