Features by James Copnall
Posted In: South Sudan
Talks of mediation between the government and rebels could end fighting in South Sudan.
Posted In: Africa, Oil, exports
South Sudan, which seceded from the rest of Sudan in 2011, will begin oil production again, under a new deal negotiated in Ethiopia.
Today is the second day of a week long referendum asking people in southern Sudan if they want independence from the country's government in Khartoum. The vote is part of an agreement ending years of civil war and the referendum carries big economic implications for both the north and the south.