US Envoy Warns Hardliners in Sudan, South Sudan

The outgoing U.S special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan says oil is the key to the future of the two nations.

Ambassador Princeton Lyman urged Presidents Salva Kiir of South Sudan and Omar Al Bashir of Sudan to work towards a peaceful resolution of their differences in order to avoid another full-blown war.

A dispute over oil fees led to a shutdown last January of production in South Sudan. Currently the only way oil can reach international markets is through southern pipelines and …