Fuel shortage hits South Sudan’s capital

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Photo credit: Getty Images

Juba, November 10, 2016 (SSNA) — South Sudan’s capital, Juba, has been hit by fuel shortage, forcing some businesses to close their operations, business owners and car drivers told Xinhua.

“The fuel shortage is affecting us too much. What I have bought cannot run the generator for more than two weeks. It takes more than three weeks to buy fuel from the petrol station,” Oyoo Simon, a heavy machine operator for Bakhita radio said.

Simon said it takes at least a week for many businesses to get fuel, adding that getting fuel at black market is easier than getting it at a petrol station.

South Sudan suffers economic crisis due to the ongoing armed conflict and a big drop in the oil price. The war-ravaged nation depends heavily on oil revenues, forcing investors to withdraw their financial backings for fear of an economic collapse amid raging civil war.

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