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Sudan denies paying compensation for terror victims from pensions fund

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April 5, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Lina Al-Sheikh, Minister of Social Development and Labour dismissed the accuracy of reports that the compensations for the victims of the USS Cole bombing will be paid by the social security and pensions funds.

Parents and friends at the funeral in 2000 for a sailor killed during the bombing of the USS Cole. (AFP File Photo)

Last week, Alyoum Altali newspaper published a report saying that the Sudanese government had begun to pay the compensation agreed with the families of the victims of the destroyer (Cole) from the funds of the investment body for social security and pensions.

However, in statements to Sudan Tribune, al-Sheikh dismissed the accuracy of these reports stressing that "the law does not allow to use these funds to pay the compensation for the victims of the Cole bombing."

The minister further described the report as "strange".

The ministry of finance on Sunday confirmed the payment of the compensation, stressing it was not taken from the pensions funds.

"We want to confirm very clearly that the amount was paid from the country’s own resources and from the accounts of the Ministry of Finance," said the statement.

In the same vein, the head of the Investment Authority, Heba Mohamed Ali, dismissed the report and suggested holding discussions with the US administration on how to schedule the compensation for the victims.

Trump administration officials have repeated that Sudan would not be removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism before the payment of the compensations for the terror victims.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok has launched a national fundraising campaign to collect money to support the programmes of his government.

The campaign targets Sudanese inside and outside the country who can transfer money to a number of banking accounts.

Also, there were reports about pledges made by a number of Golf countries to contribute to a special fund to pay the compensations for the victims of the terror attacks committed by al-Qaeda militants who were based in Sudan in the nineties.

The Sudanese government is expected to conclude a deal with victims of the attacks on the US embassies in Nairobi as well as Dar es Salaam.

(ST)

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  • 6 April 07:47, by Langbaar

    The cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan should start moving out of North Sudan. They have money to pay the *black hats, blackmailers or loan sharks* from evil white Americans, their evil juus (so-called israelis) attack dogs and some of their creeps in between. But they don’t have money to pay South Sudan and the South Sudanese people the vermin have badly step their evil feet on and wronged?>>>

    • 6 April 07:54, by Langbaar

      Oh yes, South Sudan and North Sudan are being *chess game or football played like then ’East and West Germany’* during their then so-called COLD WAR. And the vermins think, South Sudan can be re-united with our cloned so-called Arab North Sudan just like they did with East and West Germany, and the vermins would then run their capitals and brag, that their so-called *CAPITALISM has prevailed over their so-called SOCIALISM OR COMMUNISM*>>>

      • 6 April 08:02, by Langbaar

        And then the vermins would then go and write their pieces of propagandum books. Fellows, watch out. WW3 IS GOING TO START HERE IN SOUTH SUDAN. We have ’told our lowly informed fools time and time again’. To let us round up and thing that is connected to *evil white Americans, English people, their cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan, their Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), their evil juus (so-called israelis)>>>>

        • 6 April 08:25, by Langbaar

          their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps here in the IGAD and the AU, kill them and throw them into the Nile and be done with them. But our fools are ignoring our warnings, but they will eventually ’heed our warnings’. When the vernims start playing games with them and their families directly; then they will heed our warnings.>>>

          • 6 April 08:37, by Langbaar

            Low lives, do you know this:https://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article69181
            In 2005, a fund raising was done in Oslo Norway after the comprehensive peace agreement (CPA) with. Of which many countries around the world "pledged a lot of money for the rebuilding of Southern Sudan, of which over 4.2 billion dollars were pledged>>>

            • 6 April 08:47, by Langbaar

              But when the then government of Southern Sudan came and asked that pledged money, it as told that the money that was pledged in Oslo, Norway was used to "help the immediate suffering people of Darfur"?!! Really?!! Lowly reinforced South Sudanese fools. The game is over. *The US, the UK and Norway even always *attached themselves like *leeches and ticks* to our country and our people.>>>>

              • 6 April 08:53, by Langbaar

                I am a beneficiary of the ’Norwegian people Aid (NPA)’ and other people, but I don’t think, the criminals are equals with us and our country. The criminals and low lives even ’project their so-called *Vikings or Thor* low lives to be on par with our country and our people’>>>>

                • 6 April 09:05, by Langbaar

                  That our pyramids came and be built by their so-called *Vikings or their evil juus (so-called israelis)*. Lowly informed South Sudanese fools, we are the ’Ancient Egyptians’. I would be damned if there would be these vermins in our country again: in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, North Sudan, Central Africa Republic (C.A.R), Gambella region, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Tel Aviv, Mozambique; reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM fellows.>>>>

                  • 6 April 11:48, by Fathi

                    "The cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan should start moving out of North Sudan" lmaooo

                    • 6 April 11:50, by Fathi

                      Fam if they had the power to unite people, they would’ve united North and South Korea.
                      I imagine North Korea’s dictator says the same things about South Korea hahahah



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