Clashes between members of Massalit and Arab communities since Saturday in El Geneina city have displaced thousands in the latest outbreak of violence since January.
The bloodshed, which appeared not to involve any signatories to the deal, came just over two weeks after the United Nations / African Union peacekeeping force UNAMID ended years of operations.
At least 48 killed and nearly 100 wounded in tribal clashes in West Darfur's provincial capital Genena, SUNA news agency says.
Fluent in English and Arabic, Volker Perthes earlier served as the UN’s special envoy to Syria from 2015 to 2016 before taking up teaching positions in Germany and Libya.
Under the deal, rebels fighters are to be slowly incorporated into joint units with government security forces but two well-established rebel groups did not sign, reflecting the challenges still facing the peace process.
The killings took place in Aboudos, some 90 kilometres south of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur province, a tribal chief has said.
A paramilitary spokesman said that 72 of the arrested people belonged to the Sudanese Awakening Revolutionary Council, an armed group led by the former Janjaweed militia leader Musa Hilal.
Washington wants the world to look into human rights abuse in other countries but is keen to halt the progress of any investigation delving into war crimes committed by Americans.
The UN’s most powerful body has been meeting by video because of Covid-19, which has hit New York City, where the UN has its headquarters, exceedingly hard.
The United Nations Security Council will meet on March 26 to decide whether or not to gradually withdraw by the end of October some 7,800 troops, known as the "Blue Helmets," from the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).
The Kremlin is positioning itself as indispensable to Sudan while it bids to increase its sway over Africa and Muslim countries.
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok seems to prefer UN peacekeeping forces over the Sudanese military, which has engaged in violence along with Janjaweed militias.
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