Despite a 72-hour ceasefire mainly holding, fighting still ongoing in some areas of Sudan.

Fighting broke out near TV and radio buildings, according to Mohamed Osman of the BBC, who is speaking over the phone from Omdurman, a city next to the capital Khartoum.

People are having trouble getting access to food and money, our correspondent continues, and there is no fuel and a shortage of doctors.

The ceasefire, which was set to end on Friday, has apparently been extended for another 72 hours by the army head of Sudan.

According to the Reuters news agency, Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan gave the plan from the regional African body Intergovernmental Authority on Development initial clearance.

The plan involves sending representatives from the opposing Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the Sudanese army to Juba, South Sudan, to debate the specifics.

The current ceasefire began at midnight local time (22:00 GMT) on Monday bringing a pause to a conflict which erupted on 15 April amid a power struggle between the leaders of the army and the RSF.

People in Khartoum and Omdurman are finding it difficult to find clean water and food and access to cash, our correspondent says.

Explosions and gunfire could still be heard on Wednesday, with warplanes in the air, although it was quieter than before the ceasefire and the situation was good enough for evacuations to continue.

Gangs have also been looting homes and empty buildings, targeting cars and vehicles, he adds. Local people fear what will happen after the ceasefire ends.

Both sides still man checkpoints but these are fewer in number as some troops have withdrawn to other areas.

The warring factions both claim to control important places like airports and army headquarters. There is no internet access and phone lines are poor.

By gvoice

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