Home | News    Sunday 8 October 2017

South Sudan welcomes U.S. lifting of economic sanctions on Sudan

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Sudan's Omar al-Bashir shares a moment with South Sudan's Salva Kiir in Equatoria Guinea, November 23, 2016 (AP)

October 7, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudanese government on Saturday welcomed the decision of the United States lifting of economic sanctions on neighbouring Sudan, describing as a positive step.

“Sudan is not just a neighbour, not just an African country. It is the country from which we seceded and so there is a lot we share in common. There is an attachment and when a neighbour prospers the fortunate trickle down and extends to other neighbours, whether directly or indirectly”, former presidential adviser, Bona Malwal Madut said Saturday when reached to comment on the lifting of sanctions on Sudan.

Also, the Presidential Adviser on Security Affairs, Tut Kew Gatluak told Sudan Tribune separately that the decision to lift the economic sanctions on Sudan was encouraging and good decision.

“This is an encouraging and good decision. We were once part of Sudan and we don’t wish Sudan bad thing. That is not our culture. We wish someone you have been together a success in life”, said Gatluak

The South Sudanese officials were reacting to a decision taken on Friday by the government of United States of America to permanently lift the 20-year economic sanctions on Sudan.

The decision represents a major policy shift in how to bring about reforms in Sudan, where President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has clung to power since taking office in a military coup in 1989.

Instead of relying solely on punishment via sanctions, the new strategy is to use relief to encourage more changes.

While economic sanctions have been lifted the decision leaves other sanctions in place Sanctions on Individuals with arrest warrants related to atrocities committed during the conflict in Darfur have not been lifted. Sudan remains on the list of state sponsors of terrorism. A separate review is underway on that designation.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 8 October 2017 02:16, by lino

    By lifting these sanctions, Sudan should use it a step forward to end the war, make a comprehensive and just peace in the country, settle all post issues with South Sudan,and recognize Dinka Ngok of Abyei unilateral Referendum!!!

    repondre message

    • 8 October 2017 04:07, by john akeen

      That is right, for the first time that you have said something very important, we shouldn’t fight ourselves now, we supposed to collect all our belongings from North Sudan first before we fight ourselves, our argument supposed to be after the arguments that we have with North Sudan regarding our belongings, we suppose to get everything first then we can argue each other after that

      repondre message

    • 8 October 2017 06:36, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      Let South Sudan work hard for peace in order to get free economic sanctions from international economist.
      South Sudan ,is destroying by itself politically and militarily.
      S. Sudanese politicians should be worry about their love once.

      repondre message

    • 8 October 2017 08:12, by Newsudan

      Sudan is dangerous terrorists state: Benjamin Netanyahu

      repondre message

    • 8 October 2017 11:00, by Eastern

      Dream on! SPLM-North is still being supported by other countries using South Sudan as conduit and that must stop moving forward. There’re Ngok Dinka already in Sudanese government. Talking of unilateral referendum to decide the fate of Abyei only reminds that all Kiir’s clueless followers think the world operates like cattle kingdom that South Sudan has become under Kiir..! Nobody will support it!

      repondre message

  • 8 October 2017 09:05, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Those people who have business and properties in Sudan are the ones rejoicing on the uplifting of economic sanction imposed in that country. We should not forget at one time we were underwent brutality and dehumanization in their system. Right now as we write people in South Kordofan, South Blue Nile and the whole of Darfur are going through the same conditions. They need peace justice and freedom

    repondre message

    • 8 October 2017 13:29, by jubaone

      Jur,
      The worthless and visionless Jienge regime thinks the US lifting of sanctions against Sudan implies U$ dollars will be readily available and jienges can now rash to Khartoum to start selling dollars in the streets like they have been doing in Customs Market, Juba na Bari and Malakia. The slave rejoices bcoz his master shall give him a few dollars. 👊 bam jienges.

      repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Peacekeeping faces challenges: here’s how we can meet them 2018-09-23 11:47:05 By Jean-Pierre Lacroix* United Nations peacekeeping remains one of the most effective tools to respond to today’s challenges of global peace and security. Every day, women and men who serve under (...)

Pragmatic patriarchy of Sudan over South Sudan 2018-09-22 09:28:17 James Okuk, PhD “We honour the human capacity to manage our collective lives with peace and even, at times, dignity” – Barbour & Wright The political process of Sudan and South Sudan has (...)

Salient features of South Sudan latest peace deal 2018-09-21 05:36:06 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi Last week, the government of South Sudan under President Salva Kiir, various armed and unarmed opposition groups and other parties, including the SPLM/A-IO led by Dr (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)

The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.