News / / 10.22.20

Deutsche Welle: US sanctions on Africa need an overhaul

President Donald Trump has said the United States will begin removing Sudan from a list of state sponsors of terrorism  once the African nation follows through on its pledge to pay $335 million (€283 million) to American terror victims and their families.

Sudan’s central bank said the funds had been deposited into a special account on Tuesday for victims of al-Qaida attacks on US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.

The move is part of broader deal that could bring necessary international loans and emergency financing to revive Sudan’s battered economy and help the country’s transition to democracy.

The US, under the administration of former President Barack Obama, lifted most economic sanctions against Sudan in 2017 but retained the sanctions related to the country’s listing on the state sponsors of terrorism list…

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