Conflict in Sudan is Putting Country’s Future at Risk says UN Chief
Army soldiers deploy in Khartoum on April 15, 2023, amid reported clashes in the city.InternationalIndiaAfricaUNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – The ongoing power struggle and clashes in Sudan are placing the country’s future at risk and may set development efforts back for many years, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. The UN Secretary-General emphasized that efforts must be made to stop the conflict in Sudan immediately. “The power struggle in Sudan is not only putting that country’s future at risk. It is lighting a fuse that could detonate across borders, causing immense suffering for years and setting development back by decades,” Guterres said on Tuesday. Earlier on Tuesday, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group was reported to have seized the building of the Oman embassy in Khartoum and stole a car belonging to the country’s diplomatic mission. In addition, the Sudanese armed forces said the RSF had attacked a convoy organized by the French Embassy to evacuate French citizens from Sudan. AfricaNetherlands Shutters Embassy in Sudan Amid Mass Evac Operations25 April, 01:11 GMTOn April 15, clashes broke out between the Sudanese armed forces and the RSF in and around Khartoum. The military accused the RSF of mutiny and launched airstrikes against their bases. Abdel Fattah Burhan, the head of the Sudanese military, issued a decree disbanding the RSF. The parties have since introduced a number of temporary nationwide ceasefires but the conflict has not been settled yet.