Tanzania says it is planning to evacuate its citizens from Sudan where rival factions have been battling each other for five days.
About 200 people have died – mainly in crossfire – as the fighting is taking place near residential areas in the capital, Khartoum.
Tanzanian Foreign Minister Stergomena Tax told parliament that the government continues to communicate with the Tanzanian embassy in Khartoum in order to know how things are unfolding.
The minister also said they have 210 Tanzanians in Sudan, of whom 171 are students and the rest are officers from the embassy and other citizens.
She also said government was coordinating with the neighboring countries and bodies such as the African Union and UN, to ensure their safety. END