World’s newest nation, South Sudan, says it can survive angry north’s oil blockade

So, first, there was a military war. Now there is an economic war:

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South Sudanese citizens, international dignitaries and the world’s newest president celebrated as their war-wracked nation became the world’s newest country Saturday.

Raucous street celebrations broke out at midnight. Dignitaries included U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and even former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

The predominantly Christian south and the mostly Muslim north battled over more than five decades.

Should the angry north — now deprived of its oil revenues — follow through on its threats to blockade the new nation, South Sudan can survive on credit, using its oil as collateral. The north says it will block pipelines.

via World’s newest nation, South Sudan, says it can survive angry north’s oil blockade – Beliefnet News.

One comment on “World’s newest nation, South Sudan, says it can survive angry north’s oil blockade

  1. […] Sudan, on the other hand, is going to have a difficult start: the North has begun a blockade against it in reprisal for being independent. Somalia is most at risk from terrorist attack, […]

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