19 Apr 2023

Thousands flee Sudan capital as gunfire erupts despite ceasefire

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Huge blasts and gunfire in Sudan’s capital were heard minutes after a ceasefire was due to start.

Sudan’s paramilitary RSF had agreed to stop fighting after five days of violence between the army and paramilitary forces.

Nearly 300 people have been killed in the past five days, according to the UN, but the toll is likely to be higher, since many bodies have been left in the streets.