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South Sudan's conflict could spread across the border

In this comment on fighting in South Sudan, fear is expressed that recent violence in the oilfields in Unity State and Upper Nile State may lead to the conflict spreading across the region and to the involvement of Khartoum.

16 killed in tribal clashes in Unity oil fields

Officials in South Sudan’s Unity state said clashes between oil workers from rival clans at the Unity and Tharjath oil fields on Thursday 19-12 have left 16 dead, while over 200 people from the Dinka tribe are currently seeking refuge in the UN compound in Bentiu town.

South Sudan teeters on the brink

Observers say ethnic tensions are at the heart of ongoing fighting, that may determine the fate of the country.

Gunshots ring out in South Sudan capital after "attempted coup"

Gunfire rang out again in South Sudan's capital Juba late on Monday hours after President Salva Kiir said his forces had quelled an "attempted coup" by supporters of his sacked deputy.

Civil society too weak to fight corruption: director

The Director of South Sudan’s Anti-Corruption Commission (SSACC) has noted with great concern the weakness of civil society organisations in the fight against corruption.

Kiir lures foreign investors despite institutional weaknesses

A two-day investment conference, held in the capital, Juba 4-5 December, showcased business and investment opportunities in South Sudan.

South Sudan silent on $4.5bn loan obtained after oil shutdown

South Sudan’s ministry of finance has declined to explain how it allegedly borrowed $4.5bn following last year’s abrupt oil shutdown after a dispute with Sudan.

Officials warn oil taints drinking water in South Sudan’s Unity State

Thousands of people in Unity State may be affected by drinking water being oil tainted, which officials blame on damage to the oil fields during fighting two years ago.

Unity state to take action against oil companies over pollution

Authorities in South Sudan’s Unity state say they are introducing tough measures against oil companies to stop oil producing areas from becoming pollution.

South Sudan's New Refineries to Bring Fuel Independence Closer

South Sudan is set to become almost self-sufficient in oil products within a year as two refineries enter production, saving Africa’s newest nation foreign exchange it now uses to buy diesel from neighbors.

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