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Vol 53 No 11

Published 25th May 2012


Sanctions threat drives talks

Juba scrambles to regain the diplomatic initiative ahead of a new round of talks on oil and security with Khartoum

Economic and diplomatic pressures will probably push the governments of Juba and Khartoum back to negotiations on oil and border issues before the end of May. This follows the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2046 of 2 May, which sets a three-month deadline on the talks and threatens sanctions against those judged to be obstructing progress.

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