Following the escalation of the Darfur conflict
in the Sudan
brokered negotiations in N'Djamena
, leading to the April 8 Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement
between the Sudanese government and the two rebel groups, the Sudanese Justice and Equality Movement
(JEM) and the Sudanese Liberation Army
(SLA). Other signatories on April 8
were Chad and the African Union
. The ceasefire
was to come into effect on April 11
A group splintered from the JEM in April — the National Movement for Reform and Development — which did not participate in the April cease-fire talks or agreement. Janjaweed and rebel attacks have continued since the ceasefire.
The African Union formed a Ceasefire Commission (CFC) to monitor observance of the April ceasefire.