Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sudan's Oil

Sudan has been at war with itself since it gained its independence in 1956. Last year the country broke into two, creating an Arab north and a non-Arab south. Unfortunately, the peace treaty that divided the country contained no concrete details about how oil revenues should be shared. Seventy-five percent of Sudan’s oil is located in the south. In in order to get that oil to market, though, the south must pump it through a pipeline that runs through northern territory to a port on the Red Sea. The two sides have been unable to agree on the terms of a resolution. Skirmishes and small proxy battles have been waged over the last number of months, but now, it seems, all-out war is looming.
- Read more about it here: NYTimes