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After 21 years one of Africa's longest-running civil wars came to an end when the Government from the north and SPLA rebels from the south of Sudan signed a peace deal in January 2005. It is said to have cost the lives of 1.5 million people, and it was often presented as a religious war between the Muslims in the North and Animists and Christians in the South. But as in many other conflicts natural resources, especially oil, were the main force behind the war. And of course the West and nowadays also China are the nations most desperately searching for new oil reserves. If our cars would take water instead of petrol, maybe this war would not have lasted so long.