Sudan: Fierce battles underway in Khartoum, Omdurman
14 May 2023 | 11:13 am
Heavy air attacks and clashes were witnessed in several major Sudanese cities, as the UN warned more people will go hungry amid a prolonged conflict.
The brutal power struggle unfolding in Sudan has no clear end in sight, with over 500 people already killed and thousands forced to flee. After the joy and hope of the democratic protests that led to the fall of Omar al-Bashir, the country has been unable to escape the shadow of his regime and the men who wish to succeed him.
The United States on Sunday sent a navy ship to Sudan to help evacuate American citizens who have been stranded in the country since fighting broke out earlier this month, two U.S. officials told Reuters.
Sudan's army chief meets with officials as conflict drags on.
Sudan's army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces have agreed to extend their cease-fire by 72 hours. Meanwhile, the UN is sending its top humanitarian envoy amid the "unprecedented" situation. DW has the latest.
One of the final evacuation flights of British citizens from Sudan was carried out from an airbase north of Khartoum on Saturday. The evacuees and military personnel boarded an Royal Air Force (RAF) flight at Wadi Seidna Air Base in Sudan, bound for Larnaca in Cyprus.
The United Nations warned on Monday that 800,000 people may flee Sudan as rival military factions battled in the capital despite a supposed ceasefire.
More than 100,000 refugees have now crossed from Sudan to neighbouring countries to escape the conflict that erupted last month while hundreds of thousands have been displaced by violence within the country, U.N. officials said on Tuesday.
The UN refugee agency warned that bloodshed in Sudan could cause 800,000 people to leave for neighboring countries. Meanwhile, clashes in Khartoum have undermined an extended truce. DW has the latest.
During his trip to Ethiopia and Kenya, the German chancellor will focus on reaffirming strategic alliances and calling for a peaceful solution in Sudan.
In tonight's edition: A new week long truce is agreed in Sudan as the African Union holds an emergency meeting in Ethiopia on how to de-escalate the conflict that's already cost at least 500 lives in under 3 weeks.
An estimated one hundred thousand people have fled to neighboring countries to flee the fighting in Sudan. This number may rise substantially, the UN fears. International aid agencies are rushing to stave off a looming humanitarian crisis.
The United Nations pressed Sudan's warring factions on Wednesday to guarantee safe passage of humanitarian aid after six trucks were looted and air strikes in the capital undermined a supposed truce.
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