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Thousands have died and at least 1.5 million displaced by violence along ethnic lines in South Sudan. This could develop into the worst famine for 40 years. And on top of this civil war the economic impact of its oil dispute with its northern neighbour could spill over into neighbouring countries in East Africa.
Professor Jaime Nogueira Pinto
Since secession from the South, Sudan has struggled with a growing economic crisis and a population descending further into poverty. Recent mass protests over fuel subsidy cuts have focussed attention on President Omar al-Bashir’s growing challenges in keeping a lid on violence within the country and on its borders, and on his ability to withstand pressure from pol...
Teresa Nogueira Pinto
Oil is the lifeline to the economies of Sudan and South Sudan. But a dispute over transit fees and the border between the two neighbours led to a virtual stoppage in oil production and drove both the economies into recession. Now there is a glimmer of hope as production has been restarted and China – the largest oil importer - could play a crucial role in maintaini...
South Sudan, Africa’s newest country, has halted oil production – its main source of revenue - as border clashes with Sudan increase. It is claimed that the Sudanese Air Force has attacked oil wells in the disputed border area as the two sides disagree on how much should be paid for transporting the oil from the south to the markets. But neither side can afford ano...
Thousands have died in borders disputes and tribal violence between Sudan and its neighbour South Sudan. Oil produced in the south could resolve the future but the two countries are deadlocked in reaching agreement on how much the south should pay the north for transporting, refining and exporting the oil while the south accuses the north of stealing oil.