- May 2, 2007
Ford: No more new Land Rovers for Sudan
The U.S. currently has a strict embargo against Sudan, and forbids the export of U.S. goods to the African nation except for humantarian purposes. Ford CEO Don Leclair said in a response to the SEC, "... the bulk of the small sales volume in Sudan had been directed to the Ministry of the Interior for humanitarian purposes and that other governmental sales had been largely for agricultural development purposes."
Ford has done the right thing here. Their actions probably won't reduce the bloodshed in Sudan, but hopefully the militias will be forced to get their vehicles through more resource-consuming routes.
[Source: AP via Brisbane Times]