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All of the 73 Ghanaian students in Sudan are safe, ready for evacuation – Deputy Foreign Minister

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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Dr Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong, has assured the safety of Ghanaian students and other nationals in Sudan.

There are 73 students in the Northeast African country and according to Dr Ampratwum-Sarpong, “none of them has been harmed, and we have all of them safe in a place.”

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They will be evacuated together with three other Ghanaian football players in the country.

“The plan is to evacuate them to the nearest country which is Ethiopia”, he added.

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Earlier this week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration announced its preparedness to evacuate Ghanaian nationals trapped in Sudan’s conflict.

The Ghana Embassy in Cairo, Egypt which has concurrent accreditation to Sudan, working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and the Honorary Consulate is working to ensure this.

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Thousands of people have been displaced in Sudan as a result of a deadly war between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces.

Khartoum has been the epicentre of the violence, with civilians suffering the most. Over 300 deaths have been reported.

Countries such as Egypt, South Africa, Turkey, Kenya and the UK are all working to evacuate their nationals and diplomats.

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