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Deadline Looms for South Sudan and Sudan Talks

Last week saw a number of significant occurrences in the on-going negotiations in Addis Ababa between South Sudan and Sudan under the auspices of...

President Kirr Lays Down Conditions for Withdrawal From Captured Oilfield

On April 10, 2012, the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) launched another attack against the Republic of South Sudan from Heglig. In early April, SPLA-forces...

South Sudan, Ethiopia Sign Far Reaching MoU

South Sudan and Ethiopia yesterday signed eight memoranda of Understanding at New Sudan Palace in Juba. It was signed after five days of Joint...

Sudan: Oil Crisis – Extortion and Misappropriation Are Not ‘Negotiations”

A crisis that has been months, indeed years in the making has come to a head with the decision by the sovereign nation of the Republic of South Sudan to shut down all Southern oil production in the face of continuing extortion, theft, and misrepresentation of oil production and oil revenues by the Arab minority regime in Khartoum. Predictably, the international response takes the form of urgent pleas for Khartoum and Juba to "compromise." But this urgency should have been evident months ago, certainly when Khartoum first cleaved to a preposterous transport fee of $32 per barrel of crude oil (subsequently raised to $36 per barrel). This is not a negotiating starting point; indeed, it is the opposite of negotiation: with such a demand Khartoum is creating such a vast gulf between a reasonable starting point and what might actually be negotiated as to make those negotiations impossible.

Analysing the Two Sudans’ Oil Dispute

Six months after the secession of the Republic of South Sudan from Sudan, the two countries have still not been able to resolve a number of important outstanding issues. Prominent among these issues is the lack of agreement on the South's use of the oil infrastructure in the North. With the South having seceded with about 75 per cent of Sudan's oil wealth and the crucial role that the commodity plays in Sudan's national revenue, negotiations for an oil deal are key for the two countries. As such, mediating the oil crisis has become one of the major pre-occupations of the Thabo Mbeki-led African Union's High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) on the outstanding issues between the two countries.

Vast Investment Opportunities Beckon in South Sudan

Vast investment opportunities beckon potential investors in the world's newest Republic of South Sudan, the Undersecretary in the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Ms Elizabeth Majak Manoah has announced.

Sudan Pound Worthless in South Sudan

The Sudan Pound (SDG) is no longer a legal tender in the Republic of South Sudan and is therefore valueless in the country, the Governor of the Bank of South Sudan Mr. Kornelio Koryom has announced.

President of South Sudan Meets Deputy Speaker of Israeli Knesset

The President of the Republic of South Sudan H.E Gen. Salva Kiir Mayrdit on Monday Aug. 29th, 2011 in his office at Presidential Guest House in Juba met a high-level delegation from the Israeli Knesset

Arabic to Be Phased Out of South Sudan Shools in Three...

Minister for General Education, Hon Dr Michael Milli Hussein has announced that Arabic will be replaced by English as the sole medium of instruction in secondary schools in the Republic of South Sudan

South Sudan Pushing for $0.41 Per Barrel in Oil Transit Fees

With the independence of South Sudan last month as part of the 2005 peace deal that ended more than two decades of civil war, the North has lost 75 percent of the country's oil production of 500,000 barrels a day.