France to cancel $5 billion Sudan debt: Macron

France will cancel almost $5 billion in debt owed by Sudan to Paris as part of efforts to help the country in its transition to democracy after the ousting of authoritarian leader Omar al-Bashir, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.

“We (France) are in favour of an outright cancellation of our debt to Sudan” which amounts to “nearly $5 billion”, Macron said after an international summit on Sudan, saying the country needed to be rid of its “burden” of debt in order to move forwards

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