n Africa Conflict Monthly Monitor - The lessons of petro-politics in Sudan - : Africa-wide - investing in conflict zones

Volume 2013, Issue 08
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After propping up the Khartoum government for most of the past 15 years, China is now poised to reap what it sowed by having to take potential losses on its flagship pipeline project in Sudan. On 26 June 2013, Uganda's foreign minister confirmed that the presidents of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda had agreed to build two pipelines across Kenya, including one that would run from South Sudan. South Sudan currently exports its oil through Sudan via a pipeline paid for and constructed, at a considerable cost, by the state-owned Chinese National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). At the time of its construction, the pipeline was the longest and arguably the most daring such infrastructure project in Africa.

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