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South Sudan uses the revenue from outside the oil sector to pay its officials

The young African country finds itself in the health and economic crisis caused by the pandemic, while facing the fall in oil prices and the recent instability due to food insecurity, which threatens the peace agreement concluded in 2018, ending nearly two decades of internal conflict.

“The economic crisis situation in South Sudan is now very bad,” confirmed the deputy finance minister Agok Makur during a telephone conversation with the Bloomberg agency. “It’s not like when the oil price was very high in 2010 or 2011.”

Official crude oil production in South Sudan has fallen to 170,000 barrels per day as locks and restrictions to control the progression of the novel coronavirus pandemic have delayed the transportation and arrival of new production facilities.

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