Twenty Senegalese and Bissau-Guineans have been evacuated from Sudan, in a context of political and security instability for two weeks of fighting between armed groups led by two Sudanese generals.
The Senegalese authorities announced this evacuation in a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad. The text indicates that the Senegalese authorities “proceeded on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 to the repatriation of 12 Senegalese and nine Bissau-Guineans from Sudan”.
These “candidates for voluntary return” were conveyed on an itinerary from Sudan to Egypt, from Khartoum to Cairo and then they were transported to Dakar.
The security situation in Sudan continues to deteriorate, with continued clashes between the regular army and the Rapid Reaction Forces (RSF) despite calls for ceasefires from the international community.
Clashes between the two armed groups, led by two Sudanese military forces continue to cause hundreds of civilian deaths.
Sudan has become unstable politically and at the security level since the ousting of President Omar El Bashir, who commanded the country for 30 years. The military putsch of 2021 has worsened the situation in a country that knows little about democracy after three decades under the control of a single leader.
Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhane and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary commander Mohamed Hamdane Daglo, known as Hemedti, had agreed to extend a three-day ceasefire to midnight on Sunday. , after mediation by the United States and Saudi Arabia.