Petronas plans its difficult departure
The Asian oil company Petronas no longer wants to invest in South Sudan and plans to leave. But at what price?
The recent government reshuffle has cleared the path for South Sudan's chief spy Akol Koor. But president Salva Kiir remains deeply suspicious of the Internal Security Bureau director, barring him from any power over the country's lucrative oil resources.
Less than a month after he mediated peace talks between Khartoum and rebel groups in Juba, rival South Sudanese clans have already relegated Salva Kiir to the past and are jostling for the pole position if he is unable to hold on to the presidency.