Earth, blood and oil - South Sudan's first year of independence

Of: Cecilia Backlander

One year after the declaration of independence, South Sudan is fighting against many problems but at the same time has large assets such as oil and fertile soil. In January this year, an oil shutdown was introduced after conflicts over pricing. Maybe the stop can lead to South Sudan starting to invest in diversification and taking advantage of its large land areas, writes journalist Cecilia Bäcklander.

October 31, 2012, Debate