Positive development: Sudan and South Sudan oil shipment

The ongoing dispute between South Sudan and Sudan over oil has continued to be a volatile issue. Much of the oil in the region lies within landlocked South Sudan.

The only current pipeline and refineries lie in Sudan. With the independence of South Sudan, the oil sharing revenue agreement from the pre-independence era is no longer working. However, the BBC reports that some progress is being made with Sudan apparently now willing to let oil shipments resume. To read more, click here.

(photo image: BBC)