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Title:Oil and politics in Southern Sudan
Author:Dallalah, Salwa Kamil
City of publisher:Khartoum
Publisher:University of Khartoum
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:minority groups
petroleum extraction
Abstract:The attempt to explore for oil and use it for economic development has added fuel to the political problems in the country as a whole and the Southern problem in particular, with adverse effects on the economic situation. When Chevron struck oil in the South, political tension in the area increased and strained the already tenuous relations with the North, which is evident in several incidents. In February 1984 rebels attacked a Chevron base camp. The next day Chevron began to close part of the operation. Suspension of their investment means that the pipeline project to Port Sudan would be delayed. In spite of the central government's recurrent calls for dialogue, negotiation of a new settlement in the near future appears improbable because the 1969 spirit of compromise no longer exists and there is not enough external pressure. In any settlement, oil will have to feature very prominently on the list of issues for discussion.