push to negotiate
On Friday, Burhan sacked Daglo, giving his post of deputy chairman of the ruling sovereign council to former rebel leader Malik Agar, and appointed three aides to top jobs in the military.
Agar, a former rebel leader who signed a peace deal with Khartoum authorities in 2020, said in a statement on Saturday that he was determined to try to “end the war” and press for talks.
He addressed Daglo directly, saying that “the stability of the Sudan can only be re-established by a professional and unified army”.
The integration of the RSF into the regular armed forces has been a main point of contention between Daglo and Burhan.
The force, which traces its origins to the infamous Janjaweed militia recruited to crush an insurgency by ethnic minority groups in Darfur in the early 2000s, is highly mobile but has a reputation for ill-health.
Its fighters have been accused of widespread sabotage and looting, including at diplomatic missions and aid group offices.