A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has ordered Sudan to pay a whopping $10b for its complicity in the 1998 bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
A large chunk of the money would be used to compensate victims of the attacks and other American workers and contractors who lost their lives or properties.
Sudan was found culpable of giving logistical and financial support to the Osama bin Laden-led al-Qaeda terrorist group.
This made the country to be blacklisted by the U.S. and its allies and heavy sanctions placed on it. The measure economically affected the north-eastern African country culminating in years of recession and the subsequent overthrow of the government.
Sudan’s new government which came to power after the popular overthrow of the al-Bashir regime has pledged to remove the country from the list of terrorism sponsors.
Sudan has accepted the court’s judgment though it absorbs itself from the findings which implicated the country in the terrorist attacks. It said it was working with both Kenya and Tanzania to arrive at a workable compensation for the victims.