Archive for April 8, 2013

South Sudan restarts oil production

Posted: April 8, 2013 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

South Sudan oil exports to resume
The Australian
“Sudan and South Sudan agreed to start oil pumping in mid-April and the exportation by the end of May,” the official SUNA news agency said on Saturday in a brief dispatch that gave no further details. South Sudan halted crude production in early 2012, 
Sudan says S. Sudan oil exports to resume by end May
KHARTOUM — South Sudanese oil will be shipped again from Sudan by the end of May, official media said, after a shutdown of more than a year which cost both impoverished nations billions of dollars. “Sudan and South Sudan agreed to start oil pumping in 
South Sudan restarts oil production
The West Australian
THAR JATH, South Sudan (AFP) – South Sudan restarted oil production on Saturday, ending a 15-month bitter row with former civil war foe Sudan and marking a major breakthrough in relations after bloody border clashes last year. “The oil is now flowing,” 
South Sudan resumes oil production: State oil company
Economic Times
Landlocked South Sudan, which shut down its entire output of 350,000 barrels a day in a row with Khartoum over oil fees last year, needs to export its oil through Sudanese pipelines and the port of Port Sudan. “Yes it has started,” Paul Adong Bith Deng 
US to host economic conference on South Sudan
Sudan Tribune
“The South Sudan Economic Partners Forum is an opportunity for representatives of governments and international financial institutions to discuss strategies to address South Sudan’s economic challenges with South Sudanese Government officials and offer 
Labor Unions in north & south Sudan sign agreement on workers’ outstanding 
Sudan Tribune
April 5, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan Workers’ Trade Unions Federation (SWTUF) has signed an agreement this week with its South Sudan’s counterpart which aims in part to resolve issues related to financial obligations due to southern Sudanese workers.
Life-saving food needed in Blue Nile, Sudan by May
Blue Nile and South Kordofan have been the scene of conflict since 2011 as Sudan’s government has waged war against rebels who fought with South Sudan during years of Civil War. Thousands have been displaced and fled to South Sudan or Ethiopia.

South Sudan restarts oil production
BBC News
South Sudan has restarted oil production, more than a year after it was halted by disputes with its neighbour Sudan. The two countries, which formally split in 2011, agreed to resume transfers of oil across the border last month. The resumption comes
Group says South Sudan aids rebels in Sudan
Jakarta Post
South Sudan has often denied helping Sudanese rebels, but the research group says the government is providing vehicles, fuel and food to SPLM-North fighters and other rebel groups. There is also evidence that training may have been provided in a 
UPDATE 2-South Sudan resumes oil output after ending row with Sudan over 
Reuters UK
Landlocked South Sudan shut down its oil production in January 2012 after failing to agree with Khartoum over oil fees, throwing both nations into turmoil. The new nation, which seceded from Sudan in 2011, needs to export its oil through Sudanese 
At least 85 killed in February attack in South Sudan: UN report
Baku-APA. At least 85 people were killed in a February attack in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said on Friday, releasing the findings of an investigation of the deadly attack, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
Oil Deal Could Rescue Sudans’ Economies
Voice of America
TAR JATH OILFIELD, SOUTH SUDAN — South Sudan has resumed pumping oil following a 15-month shutdown that was among the country’s many remaining disputes with Khartoum. Hannah McNeish, reporting from the Tar Jath Oilfield in South Sudan’s 
Sudanese-South Sudanese Closeness Makes Rice Go Crazy
Sudan Vision
US Envoy to UN, Suzan Rice was worried and dissatisfied with UN Security Council’s report hailing Sudan and South Sudan for the agreement. The growing worry is due President Obama’s plan to name Mrs Rice as National Security Advisor after failing to be 
New York: ICRC says South Sudanese face ‘massive’ problems
Afrique en Ligue
He also disclosed that the Red Cross had sent surgical teams to the Jonglei state from Juba to respond to weapons-related injuries, noting that ‘clashes between South Sudanese military forces and armed rebels are straining the response capabilities of 

The Daily Star
The first crude would come from South Sudan’s Block 5A operated by Sudd Petroleum Operating Company (SPOC), a joint venture between Malaysia’s Petronas and South Sudan’s government, said Sudan’s undersecretary at the petroleum ministry, Awad 

Fury as boy is murdered at South Sudan minister’s home
Sudan Tribune
April 6, 2013 (JUBA) – Confusion still surrounds circumstances under which a 25-year old boy was last week murdered within the premises of South Sudan’s deputy interior minister, Salva Mathok. JPEG – 30.9 kb; South Sudan deputy interior minister, Salva 
United States Commits US$150 Million to UN Food Aid in Blue Nile
The Sudanese government’s decision to allow the WFP access to some conflict-affected areas in Blue Nile comes after authorities earlier gave permission for its teams to operate in a limited capacity inside neighbouring South Kordofan, although rebel 
S. Sudan restarts oil production, ending row with Khartoum
South Sudan restarted oil production Saturday, ending a 15-month bitter row with former civil war foe Sudan and marking a major breakthrough in relations after bloody border clashes last year. “The oil is now flowing,” South Sudan oil minister Stephen 
Britain to give £33 million in aid to Darfur
ITV News
Children in a camp for Darfur refugees in Turalei, South Sudan. Credit: Maximilian Norz/DPA/Press Association Images. Britain will give at least £33 million in aid to Darfur as part of a £67 million package of support for Sudan, the Department for 
President Al Bashir’s Visit to Juba!
Sudan Vision
The matrix of the cooperation agreement between Sudan and South Sudan has smoothly proceeded resulting in the pull out of the two armies from the buffer zone, the running efforts to pump South Sudan’s oil exports via Sudan and settlement of debts, 

Business Recorder (blog)
South Sudan has restarted oil production after agreeing with Sudan to resume cross-border oil flows last month, an executive at the state oil company said on Saturday. After months of negotiations both African countries agreed earlier this month to 

National reconciliation peace mobilises begin training in Juba
Sudan Tribune
April 6, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudan will on Monday launch the training of 200 peace mobilises in the first phase who will work to promote the national reconciliation process in the country. The newest nation on earth has embarked on a journey of healing 
US welcomes the resumption of oil production in S. Sudan
Sudan Tribune
“We welcome the spirit of cooperation between Sudan and South Sudan and urge the leadership of both countries to continue the full and immediate implementation of the agreements”, it added.South Sudan took with it nearly three quarters of the oil 
Negotiating SPLM-N, the Tale of Third Millennium!
Sudan Vision
The drafters of resolution know that the SPLM-N is part of South Sudan which provides logistic support to its two divisions stationed in South Kordofan and Blue Nile and salaries and promotions of 21,000 rebels. Khartoum and Juba can hold direct talks 
US Welcomes the Resumption of Oil Production
Khartoum — The United States has welcomed the resumption of oil production in South Sudan, saying it signaled an important step in implementing a cooperation agreement it signed with Sudan last September. The Sudanese government announced on 
South Sudan Oil Exports will Resume in May
Prensa Latina
Imagen activa 07 de abril de 2013, 00:02Juba, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) South Sudan in May will resume oil exports interrupted from January 2012 due to border clashes with neighboring Sudan, local television disclosed. The two governments, in negotiations 
South Sudan: UNMISS journalists involved in alleged murder-suicide
Sudan Tribune
April 7, 2013 (JUBA) – A radio journalist working for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan(UNMISS) took his own life hours after allegedly killing his wife, who was also a journalist employed at the same agency, relatives and colleagues said on 
Machar urges South Sudan top civil servants to discourage tribalism
Sudan Tribune
April 7, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s vice-president, Riek Machar, has urged top civil servants in the country to fight against tribalism in the government’s institutions. JPEG – 105.1 kb; South Sudan Vice-President Riek Machar speaking to population in 
EU, IOM launch peace initiative in South Sudan
Sudan Tribune
April 7, 2013 (JUBA) – The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has embarked on several peace promotion events, seeking to bring conflicting South Sudanese communities in harmony with one another. The initiative, part of IOM’s €4.9m Peace and 
Sudan, S. Sudan… Stagnancy in Negotiations is in No Party’s Favour
Sudan Vision
Sudan, S. Sudan… Stagnancy in Negotiations is in No Party’s Favour. Many of the experts monitoring the negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan expressed fear that negotiations might collapse leading both countries back into the square of war.
South Sudan lures Gulf investors
Arabian Gazette
Members of the SPLM during pre-independence march and rally through Juba, Southern Sudan. Gulf-based investors and wealth funds are seeking to tap lucrative investment opportunities in South Sudan in the areas of infrastructure, mining and energy.