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Total Gears Up For Sudan Drill; US Divestment Law Poses Risk

Total is gearing up to drill for oil nearly 30 years after signing an agreement in southern Sudan, but runs the risk of shedding investors unless it keeps sweet of U.S. divestment law...Genocide Intervention Network...has been encouraging divestment. “Our presence should clearly benefit the peoples of southern Sudan…by helping with peace building, development, human rights and democracy," said Jean-François Lassalle [Total’s Vice President of Public Affairs, Exploration and Production]..."