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82 Ghanaians evacuated from troubled Sudan

A total of 82 Ghanaian nationals were safely evacuated from the Republic of Sudan thanks to the careful coordination of Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.

Since the beginning of this week, Sudan has been engulfed in a bloody war between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces. This violence has resulted in preventable casualties and has led numerous countries to withdraw their personnel from the country.

In a statement that was released on Sunday, April 23, the Ministry said that it was working with its missions in Cairo and Addis Ababa as well as the Honorary Consul in Khartoum to ensure a safe exit from the country of Sudan, which is now experiencing armed strife.

A follow-up announcement released on April 25 revealed that Ghanaian nationals who were in the unstable country have been moved to a safe location in Gedaref, Sudan, where they will wait until tomorrow to be transported to the border town of Metema in Ethiopia, where they will then be repatriated.

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