File - A worker walks at the power plant of an oil processing facility at an oilfield in Unity State April 22, 2012. (REUTERS/Goranc)
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Fighting in South Sudan has cut production from the country's lifeline oil fields by about 29 percent, the press secretary to President Salva Kiir said in Khartoum Sunday.South Sudan became independent from Sudan in July 2011 after a peace deal ended 22 years of civil war.Under an agreement between the two countries, Sudan was to receive an estimated $1.5 billion this year in South Sudanese fees for using the northern export infrastructure, and a package to compensate for the loss of the South's oil at separation.GDP amounted to just $10.22 billion in 2012, according to the World Bank.Thousands of people have been killed and almost 900,000 others forced from their homes by the fighting in South Sudan, which began as a power struggle between Kiir and Machar.
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