Key infrastructure at some of South Sudan’s producing oil fields in Unity state has been damaged by the fighting that kicked off around one month ago between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir, and those to former Vice President Riek Machar, officials confirmed this week. This comes as peace-talks aimed at securing a ceasefire remain deadlocked over the continued detention of 11 rebels captured by government forces earlier this month.

“They have destroyed the processing facility… removed all of the electronics and machines in the operating rooms.” Unity state deputy governor Colonel Miabeke Lang said of the Unity oil field early this week. (CONTINUED - 770 WORDS)