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19 January 2018 23:13 (South Africa)

US may remove Sudan from state-sponsored terrorism list

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The US has told Sudan that it will remove the country from its list of state sponsors of terrorism if (of course there's an if) next year's referendums proceed smoothly. The two referendums, both scheduled for 9 January, are about whether southern Sudan should secede, and whether the oil-rich region of Abyei should join the north or the south. If the referendums are transparent, and takes place on schedule, the US will take Sudan off the list, and lift sanctions against the country. Sudan has been on the list since 1993. Read more: BBC News

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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