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December 27th, 2012
Mapping South Sudan

South Sudanese scientists want to make use of geographic data to map their country as well as its natural resources. The small brown mud huts with their straw roofs seem somewhat incongruous next to the huge blue compound. Here, in Palouge in the South Sudanese Upper Nile Province, oil companies from China and Malaysia have built big production plants and oil pipelines. But little of the oil wealth has trickled down to the people living in the region. And few people know the extent of the reserves – not even the government. Read More