The $7bn stumbling block to peace between Sudan and South Sudan

Published on 27 April 2012

Over the past fortnight the queues have become increasingly common in Juba, South Sudan's capital, as a shutdown of oil production - caused by an oil-fee dispute with Sudan - begins to bite. Dollars from the sale of oil are getting scarcer and food prices are rising. (..) South Sudan's independence cost Khartoum dear in lost oil income, creating a void that must be filled to ease tensions.

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