Friday, February 29, 2008

Denmark stops financial aid Sudan

H/T De Telegraaf(NL)

COPENHAGEN - Denmark has, because of the commotion surrounding the Mohammed cartoons, rescinded an announced debt relief package for Sudan. The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation said Thursday on national television that it involved an amount of over 370 million dollars.

Denmarks reaction is the result of a boycott of Danish products in Sudan. The Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir made known Wednesday that no Dane may set foot on Sudanese soil. He had already prohibited the import of Danish products.

An estimated 10,000 Sudanese protested Wednesday in the capital Khartum against the republication in Denmark of the controversial of the Mohammed cartoons.

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