TRUMP SET TO REMOVE SUDAN FROM STATE SPONSORS OF TERRORISM LIST

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US President, Donald Trump, has said Sudan will come off a list of state sponsors of terror if it pays compensation of $335m (£259m).
Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, responded by saying the funds had been transferred but there was no immediate US confirmation.
Sudan has been listed since 1993 when al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden lived there as a guest of the government.
The compensation relates to al-Qaeda’s 1998 bombing of US embassies in Africa.
The attacks in Tanzania and Kenya killed more than 220 people and the compensation money is to be paid to “US terror victims and families”, Mr Trump said.
Relations between the US and Sudan have improved since President Omar al-Bashir was ousted after mass street protests last year. Mr Bashir had ruled the conflict-ridden African nation for 30 years.
Dropping Sudan from the blacklist will be very welcome news in the country, where food, fuel and medicine are getting more expensive and scarce.

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