US to Grant Sudan $25 Million

As a result of an agreement signed on Sunday, the US will grant Sudan $25 million to support its upcoming 2010 elections and overall democratic transition.

The funds are to be used to ensure that the voices of all of Sudan’s concerned citizens are heard.

The Darfur conflict serves as a hurdle to the elections – particularly with the question of how to deliver voting materials to those in IDP camps and how to make sure their votes do not go uncounted.

According to one USAID contractor –

In sum, the Darfur situation could result in the disenfranchisement of a significant portion of the Sudan population, thereby diminishing the credibility of the elections. 

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