Sudan central bank says US sanctions on 157 firms lifted

A general view shows Sudanese people and traffic along a street in Khartoum, Sudan. (File/Reuters)
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Updated 05 March 2020

Sudan central bank says US sanctions on 157 firms lifted

  • The governor of the Central bank said in a statement that "only a few Sudanese individuals and entities remain under US sanctions for their links to the conflict in Darfur"

KHARTOUM: Sudan's central bank announced Wednesday that the United States had informed Khartoum it was lifting sanctions on 157 Sudanese companies, in line with a policy shift by Washington in late 2017.
Central bank governor Badreddine Abdelrahim said in a statement that “only a few Sudanese individuals and entities remain under US sanctions for their links to the conflict in Darfur”, a region hit by a protracted conflict that began in 2003.
Washington announced an end to its 20-year-old trade embargo against Sudan in October 2017, but retained the country on its state sponsors of terror list.


Egypt announces death of doctor due to coronavirus 

Updated 30 March 2020

Egypt announces death of doctor due to coronavirus 

  • The doctor showed signs of improvement last night, however, he suddenly deteriorated and passed away today

CAIRO: Egypt has announced the first death of a doctor due to coronavirus in the country. 

Spokesman for the Egyptian Health Ministry Khaled Megahed confirmed the death of Dr Ahmed Al-Lawah, a professor of clinical pathology at Al-Azhar University, from Port Said Governorate, who tested positive for Covid-19. 

Megahed said that as soon as it was reported that Lawah’s status was critical and positive for coronavirus, he was transferred to El Tadamon Specialized Hospital in Port Said.

The reception room in the emergency department was equipped with a respirator and ready to receive the physicist, the spokesman said. 

After his condition stabilized, Lawah was transferred to an isolation hospital. 

Lawah showed signs of improvement last night, however, he suddenly deteriorated and passed away today, the statement said.