South Sudan







Capital: JubaGovernment: Federal Presidential Constitutional Republic

President: Salva Kiir Mayardit


  • Economy dominated by the petroleum mining that has been stymied over the past since early 2014 by civil war.
  • Over 80% or the population are engaged in subsistence agriculture.

Population: 12,340,000 (2015)

Land Size: 644,329 sq km

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Dinka
  • Nuer
  • Shiluk
  • Bari
  • Zande
  • Kakwa

  • Traditional African Religions
  • Christianity


  • English (official)
  • Dinka
  • Nuer
  • Arabic
  • Bari
  • Zande



  • Wed - May 24, 2017: Juba Partially Closes Border in Ebola Scare - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [VOA] State authorities in South Sudan closed part of their border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week in an effort to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola outbreak, declared by the World Health Organization in a remote, northern part of the DRC two weeks ago.
  • Wed - May 24, 2017: Push South Sudan Into All-Inclusive Dialogue - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Monitor] On Monday, South Sudan president Salva Kiir launched the National Dialogue for peace. The initiative was earlier delayed because there was intent to bring onto the negotiation as many players. A 94-member committee has been inaugurated to steer the talks, with President Museveni attending the launch.
  • Wed - May 24, 2017: Museveni Urges South Sudan's Kiir Not to Tolerate Army Impunity - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [East African] Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has told his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir not tolerate impunity against civilians.
  • Wed - May 24, 2017: Region Attracts U.S.$3.4 Billion Investments As It Exploits Oil, Gas - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [East African] The discovery of oil, gas and mineral deposits in East Africa has paved the way for ambitious infrastructure projects that have attracted at least $3.4 billion from international lenders in the past year.
  • Tue - May 23, 2017: Fistula, a Preventable Birth Injury, Afflicts Most Vulnerable Women and Girls - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [UNFPA] Wau -Childbirth is supposed to be a joyous occasion. But for the most vulnerable women and girls, it can be anything but.