The scandal in Sudan

A fragile peace may at last have come to Sudan after 21years of civil war, but a bitter and unresolved dispute over oil exploration acreage in the south of the country couldendanger that peace. Report by Maria Kielmas

In January, former southern Sudan rebel leader John Garang signed a peace agreementwith the government of Sudanese President
Omar Hassan al-Bashir to end 21 years of civil war between Sudan¡¯s north and south.

In April, the new Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) signed an oil exploration deal with White Nile Ltd, a start-up oil firm listed
on London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Negotiations between White Nile and GOSS had been under way for over two years, and the

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