South Sudan Requests $1.9 Billion in Aid From China

August 9, 2016 10:31 AM

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South Sudan's foreign minister says the country has requested $1.9 billion from the Chinese government to develop oil fields and infrastructure projects.

Deng Alor said on Tuesday that if China agrees, the funds could be used to reopen one of South Sudan's key oil fields in Unity State that has been shut down since a civil war began in December 2013.

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