A United Nations peacekeeper stands guard near the scene where about 200 people were killed during an attack in Bentiu, South Sudan. Picture: Emre Rende

JOHANNESBURG - Emboldened by a new peace deal, civil war-torn South Sudan, with Africa’s third-largest oil reserves, will resume oil production in northern Unity State next month to make up for more than $4 billion of revenue lost during years of fighting, AP has reported. 

The renewed drilling will be the first since the fields were destroyed when the conflict began in late 2013.

- African News Agency (ANA)