JOHANNESBURG – Sanctions on Sudan could be lifted by the US administration on Friday, according to anonymous Washington officials quoted by international news organisations.

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This comes after a spokesman from the Sudanese Embassy in Pretoria earlier told the African News Agency that not only had his country abided by conditions laid out by Washington for the lifting of sanctions but was also committed to the fight against human trafficking.

“We have received praise from both the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) for our efforts in this regard,” Ahmed Abu Zeid told ANA.

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The lifting of sanctions under President Donald Trump’s administration would complete a process which began in January with former President Barack Obama.

African News Agency