Sudan wants to reduce its fuel consumption to support his army

Sudan wants to reduce its fuel consumption to support his army

Khartoum : Sudan | Apr 26, 2012 at 2:22 PM PDT
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Sudanese forces 'liberate Heglig town'

The Sudan has taken new steps in the conflict against its southern neighbor. Khartoum ordered, Thursday, April 26, officials to donate two days pay to the armed, and his administration to halve its consumption of gasoline.

The administration and public companies must also cede some of their budget to fund the "campaign to repel aggression "of South Sudan .SAVING DRIVING

For several weeks, clashes on the border with Sudan against the Republic of South Sudan , independent since July 2011, including about Heglig area, rich in oil and claimed by both countries.

April 20, Khartoum announced to have regained control of the region, which was in the hands of the authorities in Juba since April 10. The UN says several thousand people have fled the fighting that would have made more than 1,000 deaths, according to the authorities in Khartoum.

The fighting has also led to discontinuation of production of crude Heglig, further weakening an economy already in crisis Sudan since the partition has left three-quarters of oil reserves in southern Sudan. This interruption is expected to fall 20% of Sudan's oil revenues, a loss of over $ 700 million (529.7 million euros), said an economist who wishes to retain anonymity.

The situation is equally difficult for Southern Sudan, in charge of a country devastated by civil war North-South (2 million deaths between 1983 and 2005) and depends to export its oil infrastructure from its northern neighbor, closed for now.


Sudanese planes were again bombed southern Sudanese border regions of Sudan, said Thursday military officials in South Sudan. Antonov planes and Mig Sudanese attacked the village of Chotchare in the State of South Sudanese border and oilfield unit Wednesday night, said spokesman for the South Sudanese army, Philip Aguer , without making reports of casualties at this stage.

The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) "did not halt their aggression, the bombing Wednesday of FAS was essentially 'cattle camps", said the official, referring to the temporary camps of nomadic herders. The new allegations of Southern Sudan could not be independently verified. Sudan denies still block these attacks on the territory of its neighbor.

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Soldiers wounded as South Sudan took control of the Heglig oil field, rest at a military hospital in Khartoum
Soldiers wounded as South Sudan took control of the Heglig oil field, rest at a military hospital in Khartoum
Nazish Fatima is based in Rāwalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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