August 9, 2012

The Sudans and Oil: Difficulty in Finalizing Terms of Divorce

Baobab, Baobab

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THE Sudans may never fully agree to the terms of divorce. And it is unclear whether a provisional settlement to share oil resources will be enough, at least for a while, to stop the rowing parties from trying to murder each other. The pair went to the brink of war earlier this year after a quarrel over how much the new state of South Sudan should pay to export its oil via the north’s pipelines ended with production being shut down altogether.

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