South Sudan to get oil pipeline to Kenyan port

Jun 26, 2013, 5:41 PM EDT
Workers from the Sudanese oil pipeline in the disputed Abyei area reconstruct the line on June 14, 2013 following an explosion the previous day.
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A three-nation agreement to build two oil pipelines in East Africa brings closer an alternative for South Sudan to exporting its oil via the oft-disrupted pipeline through Sudan. The presidents of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda, meeting in Kampala, agreed to build a pipeline from South Sudan to the Kenyan port of Lamu, and one to connect Rwanda with the port of Mombassa. Associated refineries are to be built in Uganda. The three countries will also build a rail line from Kenya to Rwanda through Uganda.