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Title: Oil resources and internal conflict in South Sudan
Authors: Okello, John O.
Keywords: Oil resources
Internal conflict
South Sudan
Issue Date: Oct-2017
Publisher: Kampala International University; College of Humanities and Social Science
Abstract: This study investigated the effect of oil resources on internal conflicts in South Sudan. The study was guided by four specific objectives: to examine the effectiveness of oil sharing policy in South Sudan; to examine how the proceeds from oil resources are utilized in South Sudan; to critically assess the challenges faced by states in resolving oil related conflicts in South Sudan a ~d to establish the strategies states can use in resolving oil related conflicts in South Sudan. Employing the descriptive research design, data was collected from a sample size of 140 respondents’ thorough questionnaire method. Research findings revealed that the effectiveness of South Sudan oil sharing policy though substantial, is not sufficient enough in ensuring that the interests of different states are well articulated; proceeds that accrue from the production and sale of oil resources are mainly used in the procurement of firearms and not in promoting infrastructural development; a number of challenges work in isolation making it difficult for states in resolving oil related conflicts in South Sudan mainly increase in pipeline fees and interference from the United States of America; and a number of strategies can be used to ensure that peace prevails in the country by bringing the different warring parties to table so that their needs, aspirations and points of disagreements. The researcher recommends that South Sudan to reconsider strengthening their oil policy so that it can accommodate the views and opinions of the different states, adequate portion of revenues accruing from oil exploration and sales be used in infrastructural development, lowering pipeline fees, and transparency and accountability of revenues, among others.
Description: A dissertation presented to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in partial fulfillment for the Award of a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Masters of International Relations and Diplomacy

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