South Sudan restarts oil production

South Sudanese soldiers guard an oil refinery in Melut, Upper Nile State, South Sudan on November 20, 2012.  By Hannah McNeish (AFP/File)

South Sudanese soldiers guard an oil refinery in Melut, Upper Nile State, South Sudan on November 20, 2012. By Hannah McNeish (AFP/File)






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 oil minister Stephen Dhieu Dau shouted as he flicked a switch to restart production at a ceremony in the Thar Jath field in Unity state.


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