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U.S. imposes visa restrictions on former Sudanese officials and others

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August 13, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The United States on Thursday imposed visa restrictions on former Sudanese officials and others who work to undermine the efforts of Hamdok government to achieve a democratic transition in the country.

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo

The Secretary of State is implementing visa restrictions on individuals residing both inside and outside Sudan "responsible for or complicit in, or to have engaged, directly or indirectly, in undermining Sudan’s civilian-led transitional government’s efforts to implement the July 17, 2019, Political Agreement and August 17, 2019, Constitutional Declaration," reads a statement issued by Michael Pompeo.

Pompeo reiterated his support for the government of the Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok stressing that they believe that the transitional constitutional declaration provides the "best roadmap" to establish a democratic rule in Sudan.

"Unfortunately, former Bashir-era officials and others continue to undermine Sudan’s nascent democracy," stressed the statement without elaborating on their identity.

The statement went further to say that the list of the sanctioned individuals "will not be publically available" giving the impression that some of them are still part of the government or linked to one of its components.

It is worth noting that some members of the military component of the transitional government have been accused of taking part in the organisation of the bloody attack on the pro-democracy sit-in of 3 June 2019.

The elements of the former regime seek to use the difficult economic situation in the country to organise protests against Hamdok government.

(ST)

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  • 14 August 19:27, by Crazy Doctor

    Good step! We South Sudanese citizen we don’t want you western world to come to our country and we cax’t go to your countries. Let us stay here alone without you and stay in your countries without African citizens. Because you the western world do always rely on other countries. For me I don’t want you at all to be in our continent Africa



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