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Barack Obama orders easing of sanctions against Sudan - Financial Times

Barack Obama has ordered the easing of two decades of sanctions on Sudan, recognising what the US president called “positive actions” taken by the once pariah government in Khartoum. In an executive order issued on Friday, Mr Obama revoked parts of a ...and more »

Obama lifts 20-year sanctions on Sudan - Deutsche Welle

US President Barack Obama is to lift some trade and investments sanctions against Africa's third largest country. But the country will still remain a state sponsor of terrorism in Washington's eyes. Sudan Darfur Konflikt Soldaten (Getty Images/AFP/A ...and more »

Obama's Premature 'Easing' of Sanctions on Sudan - Human Rights Watch

Sudan's government has committed mass killings, forced millions from their homes, and used rape as a weapon of war. It has bombed children and schools, starved civilians as a counterinsurgency strategy, gunned down scores of protesters in Khartoum, its ...and more »

US eases sanctions against Sudan, citing humanitarian improvements - The Guardian

The Sudanese president, Omar al-Bashir, centre, attends a celebration to mark the 61st anniversary of Sudan's independence from Britain on 31 December. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images. The US government has eased sanctions against Sudan, in ...and more »

United States to Lift Sudan Sanctions - New York Times

LONDON — After nearly 20 years of hostile relations, the American government plans to reverse its position on Sudan and lift trade sanctions, Obama administration officials said late Thursday. Sudan is one of the poorest, most isolated and most ...and more »

Obama administration to lift some sanctions against Sudan - Washington Post

The United States will ease some financial sanctions against Sudan in recognition of what the Obama administration says are small areas of improvement in fighting terrorism and other U.S. goals, the White House announced Friday. The move, which lifts ...and more »

Easing Sudan's sanctions: Lifeline for Bashir or catalyst for change? - African Arguments

What's behind Obama's 11th-hour decision to lift sanctions on one of the world's most isolated regimes? Credit: OFID/F. Albassam. Ordinary Sudanese citizens have borne the brunt of the trade embargo. Credit: OFID/F. Albassam. In one of his final acts ...and more »

US set to lift some financial sanctions against Sudan - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is set to announce the easing of some financial sanctions against Sudan on Friday for its recent efforts in helping tackle terrorism, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. “The limited sanctions relief is an ...and more »

Obama ends US economic embargo on Sudan - PBS NewsHour

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Friday the end of a U.S. economic embargo on Sudan, lifting trade and financial sanctions in an eleventh-hour push to expand ties with the long-estranged African government and build on positive signs of ...and more »

Obama eases Sudan sanctions, citing 'positive' steps on fight against terror - FRANCE 24

US President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday easing but not eliminating sanctions against Sudan, in an eleventh-hour push to broaden talks with the long-estranged African government. Exactly two decades after the US imposed economic ...and more »