Month-long conflict in Sudan: no signs of resolution

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No resolution to the terrible conflict that began one month ago is in sight as two rival power blocs in Sudan have engaged in ferocious battles for supremacy, leaving families in Khartoum and other war-torn places to live in continual horror and disorder.

The eastern Sudanese province of Darfur had been engulfed in deadly mayhem as gunfights had been going on for a month.

Weeks of shortages of essentials, coupled with power outages and hampered communication, made the situation for the populace much worse.

The capital of 5 million, which was once a place of some stability, is now only a shell of what it once was.

Foreign embassies are closed, there are burned-out airplanes on the airport tarmac, and looters have damaged hospitals, banks, stores, and wheat silos.

The medical professionals claimed that hundreds had been slain and the health system is in “total collapse” as a result of increased violence in El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur state.

According to witnesses, the battle raged on Monday morning as warplanes drew anti-aircraft fire and huge explosions could be heard throughout Khartoum.

On April 15, violence broke out between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) under the command of Mohamed Hamdan Daglo and the army loyal to Chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. The remnants of the administration have fled to Port Sudan, which is located 850 kilometers (500 miles) away and serves as the center for large-scale evacuations.


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