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“I will only believe the resumption of oil production when I see the oil flowing... There have been so many dishonored agreements since 1921. God bless [Sudanese] President Bashir and his party... for choosing to cooperate with South Sudan."
Oil spills onto the ground from a wellhead strafed by shrapnel from a bomb dropped by fighter jets at the El Nar oil field in South Sudan's Unity State, March 3, 2012.
“The resumption of oil production and transportation through Sudanese pipelines is good news for now. However, South Sudan should endeavor to construct an alternative pipeline for the future."
James Duasanga in Yambio.
A map of oil pipelines in Sudan. Landlocked South Sudan relies on pipelines in Sudan to transport the crude it produces to sea ports for export.
“All the people of South Sudan will be happy if the agreements signed between Sudan and South Sudan are implemented fully. However, I urge the leadership of South Sudan to open their eyes and ensure South Sudan has its own pipeline."
James Manase Nyaku in Yambio
An oil well oozes crude after it was hit by bomb shrapnel from fighter jets at El Nar oil field in South Sudan's Unity State, March 3, 2012.
“Is it true that the government of Sudan has decided to allow South Sudan to export oil through its territory? I will only believe when I see oil flowing."
Wen Nyan in Juba
Sudanese workers inspect burnt out oil pipes at the border town of Heglig, Sudan, April 24, 2012 (file photo).
”I thank God for bringing Sudan to see the need to implement the cooperation agreements and to end Africa's long-running conflict."
Wen Deng Akeen, Juba
An oil processing facility in Unity State, South Sudan, April 22, 2012.
"I... congratulate the people of Argentina because this time, the papacy fell into their country."
John Dhiil Thak Kuland, Bentiu
Newly elected Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, waves as he leaves the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica in Rome, Italy, March 14, 2013
“We need forced marriages to stop in South Sudan. I am concerned that, in addition to forced marriages, we still have primitive cultures that use girls to compensate families in cases of murder."
Oswaha American Jackson, Torit
Sixteen-year-old Akuot, shown here in Bor, Jonglei state, in Feburary 2013, was beaten for three days after she refused to be married off in exchange for a dowry of cattle.(Courtesy/HRW)
South Sudan Listeners' Comments Focus on Oil
Published March 15, 2013
South Sudanese comment on stories in the news.
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