Obama’s Sudan Legacy: Justice and Restitution for the People of Sudan | Eric Reeves

A remarkable opportunity has presented itself, one that allows the administration to create an important legacy for the two Sudans, one that would endure long after the end of President Obama’s term in office.

Source: Obama’s Sudan Legacy: Justice and Restitution for the People of Sudan | Eric Reeves

How can Sudanese refugees benefit from French bank’s woes? – RFI (5 minute audio)

Activists say most of the money that a French bank has been sentenced to pay in the US for sanctions busting should be spent in Sudan. In May, BNP Parisbas, the largest French bank, was fined almost 9 billion dollars after it pleaded guilty to having done business with Sudan, Iran and Cuba — three countries targeted by US sanctions. The US Justice Department says that almost 4 billion dollars are earmarked for people “harmed” by the sanctions busting…

A Better Restitution for Darfur – The New York Times

By ERIC REEVES JULY 14, 2015
It is now a year since the guilty plea by BNP Paribas, the French banking giant, to charges by the Department of Justice that it had done clandestine business with the governments of Sudan, Iran and Cuba, countries that were subject to economic sanctions. Over the period covered in the indictment, from 2004 to 2012, the amount that was criminally laundered came to more than $8.8 billion, which determined the size of the penalty.The bulk of these illegal transactions — about $6.4 billion, or more than 70 percent — involved Sudan …

Source: A Better Restitution for Darfur – The New York Times