On Wednesday it emerged that the American government (aka the Trump Administration just so we’re completely clear here) wants to remove Sudan from the list of those countries sanctioned. However, per reports, that move comes with a very large caveat that some Sudanese locals are calling foul on.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stands with Sudanese Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan Khartoum, Sudan, on Tuesday. (Sudanese Cabinet via AP)
According to the Secretary of State ‘s office (whom is in Khartoum on official biz), the Americans are demanding that Sudan pay $330m+ in an effort to be removed from the list as a whole. The U.S claims per officials that the monies will go towards relief efforts; those hit hardest by the region’s former ties to Al-Qaeda, and more.
But for some Sudanese locals they’re calling foul because the current government doesn’t have anything to do with terrorism. In fact, most locals are more concerned with the fact that millions are on the brink of a major food shortage. It remains unclear whether or not the recently formed government will even consider the outlandish idea.