U.S. embassy staff evacuated from Sudan. Due to fighting around the capital Khartoum, the evacuation initially seemed too dangerous.

The evacuation took place on the eighth day of fighting between the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group and the Sudanese army. According to Reuters, some diplomats from other countries have also been evacuated. France said on Sunday morning that it was in the process of evacuating. Citizens from other European countries are also helped in this. It is not known whether they are also Dutch.

The warring parties agreed to a three-day ceasefire on Friday, but eyewitnesses told AFP news agency that fighting resumed on Saturday. The parties had already concluded a truce twice before, but even then there was no end to the violence. According to the WHO Health Organization, more than four hundred people have already died in the violence.

On Saturday, there was confusion about the planned evacuation of US embassy staff, writes The New York Times. Fighting around the Khartoum airport made that seem impossible last week. The newspaper calls it” a bold move ” that the US has removed the diplomatic staff.

It is not clear what the departure of the Americans means for other countries.

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