Sudan is close to a deal with the United States to compensate the victims of 1998 embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, Foreign Minister Asmaa Abdallah said on Tuesday.
“The final touches of a settlement with victims of embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam are being finalized,” Abdallah told AFP in an interview.
“We now have a delegation in Washington negotiating with the victims’ lawyers and officials at the US Department of State,” she said.
The US Supreme Court in February appeared open to reinstating $4.3 billion in punitive damages against Sudan in lawsuits accusing the now ousted regime of longtime strongman Omar al-Bashir of complicity in the bombings that killed 224 people.
After reaching a deal, Sudan “will have fulfilled all the requirements” to be removed from the US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism, Abdallah said.
Ethiopia will not beg Egypt and Sudan to use its own water resource: FMIt’s a clash over water usage that Egypt calls an existential threat and Ethiopia calls a lifeline for millions out of poverty. Just weeks remain ... Africa
Coronavirus: Sudan ex-President Omar al-Bashir in hospital with symptoms, says reportSudan’s former President Omar al-Bashir is in hospital with suspected coronavirus symptoms, according to a report by Sudanese media outlet Dabanga ... Coronavirus
Sudan appoints ambassador to US for first time in almost a quarter centurySudan has appointed its first ambassador to the United States for almost a quarter of a century, its foreign ministry said on Monday, in a move to ... Middle East