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Sudan: US sanctions created hardship for people

September 29, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir [Doyle Industries/Twitter]

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir said yesterday that economic sanctions imposed on the country by the US have weakened its economy and caused its citizens hardships.

Speaking at an African security and intelligence conference in Khartoum, Al-Bashir stressed that Sudan is making concentrated efforts to combat extremism and achieve security and stability.

The president’s speech comes days before US President Donald Trump’s anticipated decision to lift or continue sanctions imposed on Sudan scheduled for 12 October.

The United States imposed sanctions on Sudan in 2003 on allegations that it supports terrorism and violated human rights during the conflict in Western Darfur.

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However the Sudanese government says the conflict in Darfur has now come to an end.

On Sunday, the United States removed Sudan from a list of countries banned for travel by its citizens.