Monday, December 15, 2003

Sudan: SPLA/M, goverment close to deal on wealth sharing

It appears the SPLA/M and government are close to agreement on one of three remaining issues -- wealth sharing.
According to the [unnamed] source, both sides had agreed on the idea of a central bank with two "windows" - one overseeing an Islamic banking system for the north and the other commercial banking for the secular south.

... He noted there could soon be an agreement on currency as well as the percentage of oil revenues to be shared between the north and the south. The north, he said, would continue with the dinar and south Sudan would adopt the new Sudan pound.
The two other issues are power-sharing and the status of three disputed regions.