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Africa News of Monday, 24 April 2023


Over 1,000 EU citizens evacuated from Sudan


More than 1,000 European Union citizens were evacuated from Sudan over the weekend amid the deadly fighting between rival army factions, the union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has said.

Mr Borell told journalists that it had been a complex operation but had been successful – adding that the EU ambassador to Khartoum was still in the country.

He said that the EU bloc would continue pushing for a political settlement to end the crisis that could worsen and have an impact across the African continent.

Evacuations from the Sudanese capital have continued through the night, as fighting between the army and the paramilitary group Rapid Support Group (RSF) shows no signs of abating.

France, Germany, Canada, Spain and Italy have all said they've moved their diplomatic staff to safety.

More than 400 people have been killed and thousands others wounded, according to the UN.