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3 Ghanaian footballers among Ghanaian nationals to be evacuated from Sudan – Govt


Three Ghanaian footballers in Sudan are among the Ghanaians who are being evacuated from that country due to the deadly conflict, Deputy Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister, Dr Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong has said.

Dr Ampratwum-Sarpong said the three footballers and the Ghanaian students have been taken to a safe place awaiting their evacuation.

He told TV3 on Sunday April 23 that “Sudan offers scholarship to some Ghanaian students, we have about 73 Ghanaian students in Sudan undertaking university studies especially in Khartoum. Majority of them are in the petrochemical industry.

“So far, we have accounted for all the Ghanaian students, 73, nobody has been harmed, we have all of them safe in a place, then the next batch of Ghanaians are three Ghanaian footballers in Sudan, we have also accounted for them…so put all of them together the plan is to evacuate them.”


An earlier statement that the Government of Ghana was working to evacuate Ghanaians from Sudan following the conflict.

The Ministry said that the past one week in the Republic of Sudan had been gripped by a deadly conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces the Paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, resulting in avoidable casualties.

Khartoum had been the epic center of the clashes with civilians being most affected.

“The Ghana Embassy in Cairo Egypt which has concurrent accreditation to the Sudan, working closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and the Honorary Consulate are coordinating the evacuation of our nationals,” the statement said.

It added that “plans are currently underway to secure their safe passage to Ethiopia.”



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