The feature article in this issue examines the failure of Sudan and South Sudan to reach a lasting agreement regarding the transit fees that South Sudan would pay for the use of Sudan’s pipeline to export oil. Negotiations between the two over key “post-referendum” arrangements have been ongoing since 2010 with facilitation by the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP). Thus far, talks have failed to reach lasting agreements on a number of issues critical to the security and economic well-being of the two countries.
This issue also provides provides an overview of political developments including the death of JEM leader Khalil Ibrahim, violence in Jonglei state, establishment of the National Constitutional Review Commission in South Sudan and outcomes from the African Union Summit.
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