September 25, 2019 South Sudan NEWS PORTAL
Opinion by Jimmy Carter (39th US President)
(CNN) – The Sudanese people’s overthrow of their former government opened new opportunities in the country for democracy, peace and economic development. Today, Sudan’s transition is at a fragile moment. To succeed, it needs urgent international support.
The Carter Center has been involved in Sudan and South Sudan for decades. We have helped prevent Guinea worm disease in both nations while also supporting democracy and trying to avert and end wars.
Sudan’s economy is in extreme difficulty. Inflation has skyrocketed in the last 24 months. There are lines for gas and a national scarcity of food — and of cash.
The country, however, is not eligible for international financial support because it remains on the United States’ list of “State Sponsors of Terrorism” (SSoT).
Today, thanks to the courageous and nonviolent efforts of the Sudanese people, a more promising path has opened.