The Agreement also dealt with the causes of Sudan'smany long conflicts: a ceasefire that allowed the south to keep its own army, under the command of an autonomous southern government, financed froma share of southern oil revenues; the democratic transformation of the country's centre; investment in its vast, diverse and impoverished peripheries that had long been plundered by a powerful economic centre; and national reconciliation. Southern leaders code their calls for secession in lists of disappointments; northern leaders go slow on discussions of post-referendum arrangements, which cover economic issues such as currency and oil revenues; security questions like the future of themultiple armies; and constitutionalmatters of borders and citizenship.
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