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U.S. Trump lifts travel ban on Sudan

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September 24, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday removed Sudan from a renewed travel ban imposed last March originally on six Muslim-majority countries.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives the thumbs up (AFP Photo)

The lift takes places two weeks before a decision on the permanent revocation of economic sanctions on Sudan that many expect on 12 October.

No official statement on Sudan removal of the new restrictions but the Washington Post reported that officials in Washington pointed to Khartoum cooperation on counterterrorism.

"Sudan fell off the travel ban list issued at the beginning of the year. Senior administration officials said a review of Sudan’s cooperation with the U.S. government on national security and information-sharing showed it was appropriate to remove them from the list," reads the Washington Post.

In January 2017, President Trump banned the refugee admissions and new visas for citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations. But in a revised version in March 2017, he reduced their number to six countries after removing Iraq imposed the travel restrictions for travellers from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan.

The lift of travel ban on Sudan does not change its status on the U.S. terror list.

The renewed travel ban was expanded to include new three countries: Chad, North Korea and Venezuela. However, the full travel bans are placed on North Korea and Chad nationals. For Venezuela, the restrictions are limited to officials from government agencies and their families.

Chad’s inclusion in the list was a surprise to many as the Central African country plays a significant role in the fight against terror groups in the region like Al-Qaeda and Boko Haram.

In his presidential proclamation, Trump called Chad as “an important and valuable counterterrorism partner.”

Nonetheless, the decision pointed to the presence in Chad of several terrorist groups adding that "Chad does not adequately share public- safety and terrorism-related information".

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  • 25 September 08:28, by Kush Natives

    Yap! Do me this and I will do that for you, the world really work right the I just narrorate above.

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    • 25 September 16:03, by Kuch

      Kush Natives,
      The new US-North Sudan appeasement of each others is an aged-old politics of scratch my back & l will scratch yours nothing new here. You know what Mr. Kush natives, some evils in the US, the UK & their creepy allies in between wanted to use North Sudan as their springboard to terrorize other countries, solely our country, South Sudan. The US, the UK, Saudi Arabia, North Sudan>>>

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      • 25 September 16:09, by Kuch

        and gulf Arab states are the backers of Al Qada, ISIS/L, Al Nustra, Muslim Brotherhood, Boko Haram our own so-called SPLA-IO. These same countries of the US, the UK, Saudi Arabia, North Sudan & gulf Arab states often lie to the whole world through their evil teeth that they are fighting terrorism through their polish massive media propaganda machines & the gullible world believe them so>>>>

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        • 25 September 16:17, by Kuch

          but in truth, the US, the UK, Saudi Arabia, North Sudan & the gulf Arab states and terrorists are one & their same evils Mr. Kush Natives. Mr. Kush Natives, the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between regime change of the government of South Sudan has worked as they had planed with their Riek Machar puppet/stooge & some their Nuer & some of their Equatorian pawns>

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          • 25 September 16:23, by Kuch

            or foot soldiers. Remember Mr. Kush Natives that the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between are using our country & our people as their Geopolitical football similar to what they did in Congo, Angola, Mozambique, Eastern Europe, Middle East or South America during their 20s century cold war and again similar to what they are currently doing in Central Africa>>>

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            • 25 September 16:28, by Kuch

              republic (CAR), Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan or Ukraine. And they hope that they will toy around with our country & our people and then our country (South Sudan) would be re-united with North Sudan just like they did with their then East & West Germany during their cold war. But the evils are playing with fire. Many of Riek Machar are the most lowly informed fools in our country>>>

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              • 25 September 16:35, by Kuch

                who do not know the dirty game being played around against our country & our people by the greatest evils on earth: the US, their UK & some of their creepy allies in between. Our Riek Machar fools are always told that their US & their UK don’t give a damn about them. They (the US, the UK & their allies) are just after oil fields, our lands & our Nile waters. But some of our Riek Machar supporters>

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                • 25 September 16:40, by Kuch

                  have been the smartest kids on the block in our country anyway. Our Riek Machar supporters have always been on the contrary to everything the South Sudanese are after. Remember during our war with our arch enemy, the cloned so-called arab North Sudan, these same Riek Machar supporters were in bed with our enemy against the SPLA & again they are let themselves being used by foreign countries>>>

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                  • 25 September 16:45, by Kuch

                    of the US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs to destabilize our country to achieve their regime change business in our country. So that the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their evil allies in between can then go & micro-manage our country & our people in Washington, Wall Street, London, Brussels, Dubai or some of their other shady capitals where the criminals behind the current mess>>>

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                    • 25 September 16:54, by Kuch

                      in our country bank their loots in. Mr. Kush Natives, you remember two days ago. That the ambassadors of the UK, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Germany & South Africa bandied up together & visited Salva Kiir. Something sinister is being connived again by our enemies & some of our fools in Juba will let us be surprised again like in 2013 by our enemies. I always post on this web site & others & I personally

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                      • 25 September 17:00, by Kuch

                        informed my seniors in Juba that what the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their allies are desperately after in our country & against our people is not going to end very well. Many of our fools do not know that their US, their UK, their UN & their NGOs want to occupy our country & colonize our country & us on the disguise & pretext of their damn humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping

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                        • 25 September 17:14, by Kuch

                          &their so-called human rights business bulshits. Fellows, some of us who have fought all our lives to get rid to extricate our selves from our cloned arabs of North Sudan would never ever stand the evil white Americans & their English people dirty intrigues. Who would want to be colonized again by these evils? Who really want the evil white Americans, English people or Arabs in their villages?

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  • 25 September 08:33, by Resolution

    U.S. President Trump lifts travel ban on Sudan, good news to Sudanese citizen soon sanction on will be lifted too by U.S.A authority.

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    • 25 September 08:42, by Resolution

      U.S. President Trump lifts travel ban on Sudan, good news to Sudanese citizen soon sanction on Sudan will be lifted too by U.S.A authority.

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