Uganda to airlift nationals evacuated from Sudan

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KAMPALA, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Uganda has directed security chiefs and the national carrier to travel to Ethiopia to airlift more than 200 nationals evacuated from neighboring Sudan, government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo told the press here on Tuesday.

The External Security Organization chief, Joseph Ocwet, and a commander from Special Forces Command, Asaph Mweteise Nyakikuru, have been directed to travel with Uganda Airlines to pick up the nationals from Bahir Dar Airport in northern Ethiopia.

"Once they (nationals) arrive there (Bahir Dar), an alert will be sent and then the Uganda Airlines plane will leave here to go and pick them (up)," Opondo said. "This matter (safe evacuation and repatriation) is being followed keenly and supervised by President Yoweri Museveni."

Uganda early on Monday evacuated 208 Ugandans, including diplomatic staff, students and workers from Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, by road to Gadabi, Ethiopia.

Clashes between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) continue in Khartoum and adjoining cities due to disagreement over the RSF's integration into the army.

The warring parties agreed to a three-day ceasefire starting midnight on Monday, as many countries are racing to evacuate their civilians from the country.

More than 400 people have been killed and over 3,000 more injured in clashes in Sudan since the unrest started, according to the World Health Organization. Enditem

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