Home | Keywords | Subject | Economics & Development | Sanctions on Sudan

Sanctions on Sudan

Sanctions on Sudan began after the country gave refuge to various militant Islamists in the early 1990’s, most notably Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who lived in Khartoum from 1991 to 1996.

In 1997 United States President Bill Clinton imposed trade restrictions on Sudan due to Khartoum’s support for international terrorism, violations of human rights, and attempting to destabilise neighbouring governments, such as the assassination attempt on the life of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Addis Ababa.

In November 2012 Sudan renewed calls for serious talks about ending sanctions and removing Khartoum from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, despite US President Barack Obama extended the trade embargo that month.

Sudan continues to appear on a list of state sponsors of terrorism. However, in July 2012 a US report, said that Khartoum had been "a cooperative counter-terrorism partner" in 2011.

The report found that, with the exception of support for Hamas - the Palestinian Islamist movement which controls Gaza, the Khartoum government "does not openly support the presence of terrorist elements within its borders".


Al Jazeera English | UN threatens sanctions over Sudan dispute | 2 May 2012


Al Jazeera English | Inside Story - US/Sudan relations | 26 Aug 2007

A delegation of senior Sudanese officials are in the US for talks with their American counterparts. Inside Story asks if this is a new chapter or a compromise in US/Sudan relations.



 
 

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


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Blue Nile State: Under Fire 2015-05-28 15:15:54 By Sudan Democracy First Group Before Al Gareeda newspaper was indefinitely suspended by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), as part of a mass censorship of Khartoum (...)

Somaliland’s return to authoritarianism 2015-05-28 06:33:47 By Abdirahman Mohamed Dirye Multiparty politics were introduced in Somaliland a decade and half ago following collective effort to ease power conflict and enhance accountability. Somaliland (...)

Sudan’s ulterior motives in joining Arab military alliance 2015-05-28 06:33:18 By Trayo A. Ali As I am diving into and trying to fish out the hidden agenda the Sudan government that it wishes to pass them through the armpits of newly speculated Arab military grouping that (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Launch of new nutritional project to support hard-hit older persons in South Sudan 2015-05-27 09:01:33 HelpAge International For immediate Release Nairobi/Juba, Tuesday May 26, 2015: HelpAge International and its partner, the Islamic Relief will on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015launch a three year (...)

European Union helps treat malnutrition in Sudan 2015-05-25 06:49:48 WFP Press Release European Union helps treat malnutrition among Sudan’s most vulnerable 24 May 2015 KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €9 (...)

HRW calls to stop arbitrary detention in Sudan 2015-04-30 21:53:00 Sudan: Surge in Detention, Beatings, Around Elections Free Those Held Arbitrarily; Investigate Abuses (Nairobi, April 29, 2015) – Security forces in Sudan<https://www.hrw.org/africa/sudan> (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.