The U.S. Departments of State, Labor, and Commerce issued a business advisory on August 14, 2023, outlining key risks for U.S. companies operating in South Sudan. Concerns revolve around corruption, transparency, and human rights violations. Businesses are particularly cautioned against engaging with entities connected to South Sudanese government officials, especially in the oil and mining

On May 23, 2022, the U.S. Departments of State, the Treasury, Commerce, and Labor issued a joint advisory for U.S. businesses operating in Sudan. The advisory highlights the risks associated with conducting business with Sudan’s state-owned enterprises (“SOEs”), which are effectively controlled by the Sudanese military since its seizure of power on October 25, 2021.

On December 14, 2020, the State Department announced that the United States was rescinding Sudan’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism. The brief statement indicated that this removal “represents a fundamental change in our bilateral relationship toward greater collaboration and support for Sudan’s historic democratic transition. This achievement was made possible by the efforts