South Sudan







Capital: Juba

Government: 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: 13,026,129 (2017)

Land Size: 644,329 sq km

Major Ethnic Groups:

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

  • Traditional African Religions
  • Christianity


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



  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: Salva Kiir Declines Proposal to Work With Rebel Leader Dr Riek Machar - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Dalsan Radio] South Sudan President Salva Kiir has turned down the regional block Inter-governmental Authority on Development (Igad) proposal to work together with rebel leader Dr Riek Machar.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: New Hopes for South Sudan's Peace Process - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [ISS] Nearly two years since their last meeting, rival leaders President Salva Kiir and Dr Riek Machar met face to face on 20 June in Addis Ababa to start a new round of talks to end South Sudan's prolonged civil war. Will they use this new opportunity to genuinely look at peace dividends?
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Two South Sudan Refugees Die After World Cup Game Fight - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Monitor] Two South Sudanese refugees have died in a fight that erupted in a video hall, where they were watching a World Cup football match.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Hug-Shakes Fever Reaches South Sudan as Arch Rivals Meet - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Nairobi News] It is hug-shakes season and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and his rival Riek Machar have caught the fever.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Kenyatta Jets Off to Addis for IGAD Summit on South Sudan - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend a summit by leaders from the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on the South Sudan peace process.