Southern Sudan ’s efforts to rebuild its agriculture industry following a 21-year civil war is being undermined by Uganda’s rebel Lord’s Resistance Army ransacking its most fertile farming area, the United Nations said.
Southern Sudan , which is scheduled to hold a referendum in January on whether to secede from Sudan, is acquiring 10 Russian helicopters that give the semi- autonomous region its first aerial capability.
The World Bank would work to make a newly independent Southern Sudan a member “speedily,” paving the way for the undeveloped region to gain international financing it does not qualify for now, a top bank official said.
SABMiller Plc , the world’s second- biggest brewer by volume, said it plans to raise output by 52 percent at its Southern Sudanese plant this year to ward off competition from Diageo Plc ’s unit in neighboring Kenya.
Kenya plans to give $2.8 million in aid to Southern Sudan by June as its northern neighbor prepares for independence, acting Foreign Minister George Saitoti told reporters today in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.