Siren, these are people without brains. The best thing to do is for South and North Sudan to sit down sand settle their differences. The pipes through Sudan is the only viable pipe for South Sudan to pump their oil. Recently, they went on saying they sat down and negoptiated with Kenya to lay a pipe through. The first thing tha needs to be considered is how safe is the terrain, how challenging is it technically, and most importnatly, how much will it cost to lay another pipe, and the distance need to be considered. All in all, the best way to pursue this is through sitting down and negotiating it out fairely.
The price of oil is high at the moment and they can get more money now, instead of waiting for another year when it goes down in price. Be smart and feed your people, besides the two countries have so much links between both it would be silly to throw that historical link. That is why I admire Eritreans, no matter what we did to them, they are willing to see beyond the past and work together to raise our peoples' living standard. Instead of thinking like Tigryans, think like Eritreans. The South and North Sudanese did not have that much stocked hate between them, the abuse the Eritreans went through is much more than the South Sudanese went through, so employe your smarts now.
Most parts of Ethiopia is a highland, implying a very costly proposal for the South Sudanese. Economically a very stupid move, if you ask me Haari Mengedi.
Halafi Mengedi wrote:South Sudan to build a pipeline to the port of Djibouti via Ethiopia
South Sudan to build a pipeline to the port of Djibouti via Ethiopia
Landlocked South Sudan has signed a second oil pipeline deal in a bid to reduce its dependence on Sudan - amid a deepening oil crisis.
The only export route for southern oil - which makes up 98% of its budget - is via its northern neighbour.
The latest plan is to build a pipeline to the port of Djibouti on the Red Sea via neighbouring Ethiopia.
South Sudan last month stopped production in a transit fees row and accused Khartoum of stealing its oil.
A memorandum of understanding was signed during talks in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, earlier this month, South Sudan's Minister for Information Barnaba Marial Benjamin told the AFP news agency.
Chinese, US and European companies have shown interest in carrying out feasibility studies, Mr Benjamin said.