The Ghanaian government is set to evacuate 76 of its nationals from Sudan due to the ongoing conflict. The evacuees are made up of 73 students and three footballers based in Sudan. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Dr. Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong, has confirmed that the Ghanaian citizens will be evacuated to Ethiopia for safety.
Sudan has been in the throes of a deadly conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, resulting in thousands of displaced people, with civilians bearing the brunt of the violence. Khartoum has been the epicentre of the violence. Dr. Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong assured that the government would secure the safety of all Ghanaians affected by the conflict.
Earlier in the week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration announced its readiness to evacuate Ghanaian nationals trapped in Sudan. The Ghana Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, which has concurrent accreditation to Sudan, is working closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and the Honorary Consulate to coordinate the evacuation of Ghanaian nationals to ensure their safe passage to Ethiopia.