Sudan factions groups have reached a consensus to implement a 72-hour ceasefire, as Nation’s around the world are hastily working to evacuate their citizens from the country.
Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State announced that a ceasefire agreement had been reached after two days of strenuous negotiations. However, it has been reported that Sudan’s military and the opposing paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have failed to comply with various temporary truce arrangements in the past week.
“In a statement, Blinken emphasized that the SAF and RSF should immediately and completely observe the ceasefire, while the United States will collaborate with regional and global partners, as well as Sudanese civilian stakeholders, to promote a sustainable resolution to the conflict,” said the statement.
Meanwhile, South Africa has announced that it has commenced the process of evacuating numerous citizens who are currently stranded in Sudan, an area that has been severely affected by ongoing conflict.
On Monday, the foreign ministry spokesperson, Clayson Monyela, informed the press that the operation to evacuate South Africans in Sudan, along with the South African embassy staff, is presently in progress. However, Monyela did not disclose the name of the country where they are being taken for safety.
But earlier on Monday, reporters in Johannesburg were informed by President Cyril Ramaphosa that approximately 77 South Africans were stranded in Sudan.
A Nigerian student called for help from Sudan, in a video that went viral. According to him “The students here are all stranded and there are no cars.
“Everyone is running for their life. Currently as I’m speaking to you, currently there are gunshots around, everyone is scared, from the way I’m recording, I can not go far because you get to embassy they saw you that you are recording, they will just come and finish you up.
“Currently now, we line up, queue. They will take your name, your passport number. They said they are looking for cars around. You know, the town is not safe, so if they find the car, buses, when they bring them here, they said tomorrow, inshallah they will take everyone out. They will evacuate everybody. We have hope. Yeah, we have hope.
“Only Africans left here, and the majority of them are Nigerians. They said everybody should come here and rest and take cover, inside the international University of Africa.” He said
However, according to the Nigerian Minister of Foreign affairs Geoffery Onyema, the Nigerian government has asked all her citizens in Sudan to remain in doors until further notice.