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The Economics of Stability in South Sudan

Little more than two years since declaring independence, South Sudan is now in what can only be described as a civil war. Right now representatives of both sides are in Addis Ababa for peace talks backed by Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya amongst others.

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Caught Between Two Sudans

Abeyi – When Chris Bak returned two weeks ago to the disputed border town of Abyei, which voted this week on whether to join Sudan or South Sudan, he barely recognised it as the place where he grew up. “Everything is dirty,” he told IPS. “We were just going around and around, but we didn’t [recognise] this place.”

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Bloody Days in Sudan

Khartoum – Activists claim that more than one hundred people have been killed and thousands injured during demonstrations in Sudan following the removal of fuel subsidies.

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Sudan’s Bashir Leaves Nigeria Amid Arrest Calls

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has left Nigeria ahead of an African Union (AU) summit there, following protests for his arrest on charges of genocide in Darfur.

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South Sudan Oiling Up for Self-Reliance

As South Sudan continues negotiations with Sudan regarding the resumption of oil production and transit, the South Sudanese government says that it is developing its own industry and will start producing fuel for domestic consumption within the next eight months in order to avoid continued reliance on its neighbour.

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Sudan: No Break-Through As Kiir-Bashir Talks Continue

Addis Ababa — Sudan’s President Omer Hassan Al-Bashir and his Southern counterpart Salva Kiir decided to continue direct talks on security and disputed areas for the third day, after failing to reach an agreement on Monday.

Since Sunday the two presidents flanked by their top negotiators discuss the operationalisation of the buffer zone to allow oil exportations. Sudan gave a conditional acceptance of the mediation’s map.

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