African nation’s crude production already reduced by civil war Group observing peace deal sees possibility of larger battles Clashes between South Sudanese forces that re-erupted last month could escalate into larger battles and completely cut the African nation’s already diminished oil output, the group monitoring a peace deal said. South Sudan, which has sub-Saharan Africa’s third-biggest crude reserves, says it’s producing as little as 120,000 barrels a day because of a civil war that erupted in December 2013. A transitional government formed by President Salva Kiir and former rebel leader Riek Machar in April was thrown into turmoil by renewed fighting in the capital between forces loyal to the two men. About five days of violence in early July claimed at least 270 lives and sent Machar into hiding. Close all those tabs. Open this email. Get Bloomberg’s daily newsletter. Politics The latest political news, analysis, charts, and dispatches […]