Antonio Guterres made the call during an address at the annual African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [Tiksa Negeri/Reuters]

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for Sudan to be removed from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, as Khartoum slowly returns to the international fold.

“It is time to remove Sudan from the list of state supporters of terrorism, and to mobilise massive international support to enable Sudan to overcome its challenges,” the UN chief said on Sunday during an address at the annual African Union summit in Addis Ababa.

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The US government added Sudan to its list of state sponsors of terrorism in 1993 over allegations that then-President Omar al-Bashir‘s government was supporting “terrorist” groups.

The designation makes

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