Monday, November 22, 2010

Obama's Executive Order OKs Export of Computers to Sudan

Sudan:  U.S. Lifts Ban on Exports of Computers
November 19, 2010

Washington--The U.S. president Barack Obama on Friday issued an executive order allowing exports of computers to Sudan in order to facilitate the referendum process in the South.

In a presidential memorandum released on Friday, Obama allowed "the export of computers and related equipment that enables the United Nations to facilitate the referendum in Southern Sudan pursuant to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement."

The referendum on southern Sudan independence is part of the 2005 north-south peace agreement, brokered by the Administration of President Bush.

Obama pledged recently to improve relations with the northern Sudan government if it fully and timely implements the deal.
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