Watching the World: Crisis looms in South Sudan

02/06/2012
Oil diplomacy is making very little headway in resolving issues between Sudan and the recently independent South Sudan, with both sides gearing more toward another war than to peace. "The situation in Sudan and South Sudan has reached a critical point, it has become a major threat to peace and security across the region," said United Nations Sec.-Gen. Ban-ki Moon at a recent African Union summit in Ethiopia. Tensions are especially high over oil. South Sudan said it nearly completed a drastic shutdown of its entire oil production as talks with Sudan over an oil dispute remain stalled. The consequences of the shutdown are not incidental. Tighter supply situation "It will be ...
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