Sudan army calls on former soldiers to re-enlist as fighting persists through ceasefire

Sudan’s army has asked the United Nations to change its envoy to the country, as it calls on reservists and retired soldiers to re-enlist amid the ongoing conflict with a rival paramilitary force.

Friday’s call to former soldiers to present themselves at their nearest military base comes days into a shaky truce between the army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

Sporadic fighting has continued throughout the internationally backed truce, but the ceasefire monitors – Saudi Arabia and the United States – said on Friday that compliance was improving.

An army spokesperson said enlistment would be voluntary. Sudan’s existing armed forces law,…

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