Watching the World: Confusing times linger in Sudan

The recent signing of an agreement to end 2 decades of civil war in Sudan could bring the opportunity for millions of people to return home and begin new lives, as well as a chance for investors to make money in a needy country with large oil reserves.The Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed in Nairobi, Kenya, on Jan. 9 by the Sudanese government and the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A).As a result, some experts believe that oil and gas companies will move quickly to expand Sudan's oil production from the 345,000 b/d recorded in June 2004.The country has reserves of 635 million bbl, much of which couldn't be accessed during the war due to the fighting...

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