U.S. Lifts Sanctions On Sudan; E.U. To Provide $124M In Humanitarian, Development Aid

U.N. Dispatch: Sudan is still listed as a state sponsor of terrorism — so why did the U.S. just lift sanctions?
“Earlier this month, the U.S. government decided to lift economic sanctions on Sudan. These sanctions have been in place since 1997, and were put there for some pretty serious offenses, such as harboring Osama bin Laden and committing crimes against humanity and genocide. … [T]here’s no doubt that Sudan’s lobbying is part of why and how the U.S. has been leaning toward lifting sanctions…” (Gallo, 10/25).

VOA News: E.U. Announces $124 Million in Aid for Sudan
“The European Union has announced a $124 million humanitarian and development aid package for Sudan. The E.U. Commission said Monday the money would go toward urgent food, water, sanitation, health, and education needs, as well as supporting people who have been forced from their homes and the communities that are hosting them…” (10/25).