Sudan central bank says US lifts sanctions on 157 firms

Sudan central bank says US lifts sanctions on 157 firms

Sudan’s central bank announced Wednesday that the United States had informed Khartoum it was lifting sanctions on 157 Sudanese companies, in line with a policy shift by Washington in late 2017.

Central bank governor Badreddine Abdelrahim said in a statement that “only a few Sudanese individuals and entities remain under US sanctions for their links to the conflict in Darfur,” a region hit by a protracted conflict that began in 2003.

Washington announced an end to its 20-year-old trade embargo against Sudan in October 2017, but retained the country on its state sponsors of terror list.

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