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  • Updated: June 11, 2023

Sudan: Fighting Resumes In Khartoum As 24-Hour Truce Ends

Sudan: Fighting Resumes In Khartoum As 24-Hour Truce Ends

Fighting Resumes In Khartoum As 24-Hour Truce Ends

Shelling and gunfire resumed Sunday, June 11 in the Sudanese capital, at the end of a 24-hour ceasefire that was globally respected according to witnesses.

The latest in a series of ceasefires allowed residents to stock up on supplies or evacuate.

According to the NGO Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, approximately 1,800 people have been killed over two months into the fight between Army General Al Burhane and paramilitary commander Dagalo.

According to the UN, about two million people have been displaced, with 476,000 seeking safety in neighbouring countries.

In this context, Egypt rescinded a visa waiver for children, mothers, and the elderly.

Before crossing the border, all inhabitants of neighbouring Sudan will need to get visas.

The Egyptian foreign ministry announced a crackdown on "illegal activities" such as fraud on Saturday, June 10. And that the country has accepted over 200.000 Sudanese nationals.

In a statement, Egypt's foreign ministry emphasized that its consulates in Sudan had been equipped with "the necessary electronic devices to carry out these regulations, ensuring the orderly entry of Sudanese citizens."

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