Africa's Oil: A Blessing or a Curse?

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Neighbors Clash Over Oil Fields

Sudan and its southern half, South Sudan, have been at odds since before South Sudan declared its independence in July 2011. However, the stakes have risen in the conflict between the two nations as hostilities increase surrounding the disputed ownership of the Heglig oil fields. The Sudanese government recently announced it will use "all legitimate means" to expel South Sudan from its largest oil field, which lies on the border between the two nations.

(Photo:REUTERS/Isaac Billy/United Nations)

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