Security forces patrols the Dar Petroleum Operating Company oil production operated in Palogue oil field within Upper Nile State in South Sudan, Sept. 7, 2016. REUTERS/Jok Solomun
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South Sudan promised to increase security at oil installations on Tuesday, days after rebels kidnapped four oil workers including a Pakistani national in an effort to force foreign companies to leave the country.South Sudan has been mired in civil war since 2013 and the unrest threatens the plans of the world's youngest country to more than double crude production to 290,000 barrels per day in the 2017/2018 fiscal year.The fighting in South Sudan has forced 3 million people to flee their homes, split much of the population along ethnic lines and paralyzed agriculture, leaving the country facing famine, according to the United Nations.
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