Editorial Team, The Irish Times | May 3, 2012
Sudan has been at war with itself since gaining independence. ++ The positive impacts of Southern Sudan post-secession, when the region's voters supported a split in an internationally backed referendum last year, have been slow to mature. ++ For starters, it is still unclear how the north will be compensated for the loss of its oil wells amounting to $7 billion, nor has the demarcation line between Sudan and South Sudan been agreed. ++ As border clashes continue, it is becoming evident that they will soon resort to all-out war.