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8 Dec 2021

Leading investors support democratic transition & protection of civic freedoms in Sudan

Sudanese Women in Power

Leading responsible investors have joined international calls for the full restoration of the democratic transition in Sudan with respect for the rule of law, accountable governance and civic freedoms following the October coup and subsequent agreement between the ousted prime minister and the military.

The institutional investors signing the urgent statement on Sudan identify these conditions as essential to a stable, profitable and sustainable business and investment environment, and a democratic, peaceful and prosperous future for the people of Sudan. They call on companies operating in Sudan to take a series of specific steps to identify and manage the heightened conflict risks; to protect and support staff; to avoid inadvertently funding the military; and to invest in humanitarian initiatives and long term sustainable, regionally equitable wealth creation in Sudan. These steps by companies can contribute to a restored transition to democracy and a stable institutional framework for accountable governance.