South Sudan's Irrigation and Water Minister Paul Mayoum
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South Sudan: Oil agreement was 'issue of good faith'

South Sudan and Sudan have agreed to resume pumping oil after a bitter dispute over fees which saw production shut down more than a year ago.

The South, which seceded from the rest of Sudan in 2011, will begin oil production again by 24 March, under the deal negotiated in Ethiopia.

Both states rely heavily on oil, which is pumped from the South through Sudan's pipelines for export.

South Sudan's Irrigation and Water Minister Paul Mayoum said the agreement was in both sides' national interest.

  • 12 Mar 2013
  • From the section Africa
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