A day after the burning of the iconic 18-storey Greater Nile Petroleum Oil Company tower during ongoing clashes between the military and rival paramilitary forces turned capital city Khartoum into an war zone, there are now reports of battles reaching Port Sudan where the government and international agencies have relocated operations.
A Rapid Support Forces attack on the city of El Obeid, North Kordofan, continued on Monday September 18, 2023, leading to the closure of the El Obeid Grand Market, as power outages across the state continue to cause suffering.
Earlier, Activist Mohamed Kindsha told Radio Dabanga from Khartoum that attacks on government offices and other buildings in central Khartoum were “the heaviest attacks of its kind on the General Command in months”.
Gen Mohamed ‘Hemedti’ Dagalo, commander of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), accuses General Abdelfattah El Burhan, SAF commander president of the Sovereignty Council, of embarking on “foreign tours trying to impersonate the head of state, despite lacking legitimacy, and they intend to declare a government in part of Sudan”.
Burhan has been meeting with several African and world leaders on a diplomatic tour which aims to secure a negotiated, peaceful settlement to end the war.