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    Sudan Conflict Triggers Diplomatic Evacuations by US and France amidst Humanitarian Crisis: 400 Lives Lost as Tensions Continue to Escalate.

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    Khartoum, Sudan.- (African Boulevard News) – The conflict in Sudan has left the United States and France with no other option but to evacuate their diplomats from the country. The ongoing battles between rival military factions have continued for eight days and counting, triggering a severe humanitarian crisis.

    U.S. President Joe Biden has announced the temporary suspension of operations at the embassy in Khartoum. However, he emphasized the U.S.’s commitment to the Sudanese people, urging the belligerent parties to implement an immediate and unconditional ceasefire, allow humanitarian access, and respect the will of the people of Sudan.

    France has followed suit, announcing the evacuation of its diplomats from Sudan. The continued violence and escalating tensions have prompted many countries to take measures to ensure the safety of their citizens and personnel in the region.

    Battles Rage On

    The fighting erupted in Khartoum and other parts of the country on April 15, four years after the ousting of long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir during a popular uprising. The clashes have claimed more than 400 lives and have pitted Sudan’s army against the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), who jointly staged a coup in 2021.

    The coup’s architects, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, known as Hemedti, have been at loggerheads over plans to form a civilian government and integrate the RSF into the armed forces. The inability to reach an agreement has thrown the country into turmoil, with the two sides engaging in intense battles over the past week.

    Unheeded Ceasefires

    Numerous ceasefires and truces have been agreed upon, including a three-day truce for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which began on Friday. However, both sides have consistently failed to respect the agreements, with the fighting around the army’s headquarters in central Khartoum and the airport continuing uninterrupted.

    Over the past two days, the army has used troops on the ground as well as air strikes to try to push back the RSF in the Bahri district, resulting in dozens of casualties.

    Call for Immediate Ceasefire

    The situation in Sudan has attracted the international community’s attention, with calls for an immediate ceasefire and an end to the conflict. The United Nations has urged the Sudanese authorities to allow humanitarian access to those in need, with the conflict exacerbating an already dire situation in the country.

    As the conflict continues to rage on, the displacement of thousands of people, and the disruption of social and economic activities, are likely to have far-reaching consequences for the country’s future. Resolving the conflict and finding a lasting solution to the political crisis in Sudan should, therefore, be a top priority for all involved parties.

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