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Sudan: Chinese evacuated from South Sudan oil region as conflict worsens


Issue 301 - 29 May 2015
Attacks by rebel forces in May have come closer to the oilfields in Upper Nile state than at any point in the 18-month conflict. On 16 May, rebel fighters captured the Upper Nile capital Malakal, and on 19 May they took Melut, 200km north of Malakal and just 40km from the main oil-producing hub of Paloich. The opposition claims to have besieged oilfields around Paloich and captured the town of Mangok, the gteway to the Adrar oilfield, one of the largest fields in the area.

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