United Nations diplomatic envoy in Sudan Volker Perthes announced the Sudanese military and rival Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have agreed to send representatives to negotiate a diplomatic solution to the fighting which erupted April 15. Despite the two factions agreeing to continue the current “cease-fire,” fighting continues in some areas. An estimated 530 people have been killed and over 4,500 wounded. Perthes said the first priority is to establish a “stable and reliableâ€ cease-fire monitored by “national and internationalâ€ observers. American citizens are being evacuated on buses departing from Khartoum to the Red Sea port of Port Sudan where U.S. Navy ships will transport them to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Fox News reports that about 1,000 Americans have been evacuated so far.