COAT OF ARMS
Government: Federal Presidential Constitutional Republic
President: Salva Kiir Mayardit
Population: 13,026,129 (2017)
Land Size: 644,329 sq km
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Fri - Feb 15, 2019: $18.3 Million Needed for Health, Protection of Women Affected By Crisis in South Sudan - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
[UNFPA] South Sudan -UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has launched its global Humanitarian Action Overview 2019 to appeal for $536 million to reach 35 million women, girls and young people in 64 countries, including South Sudan.
- Fri - Feb 15, 2019: Does Juba Even Care About Protecting Girls From Sexual Violence? - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
[HRW] In December after reports of the mass rape of women in and around Bentiu town surfaced, South Sudan's response was a denial, followed by a rushed investigation by a committee headed by the Minister for Gender, Child and Social Welfare. The committee ended its investigation after only two days on the ground, declaring that the rapes were "not a true story."
- Thu - Feb 14, 2019: The Human Rights Council Should Fully Renew the Mandate of the Commission On Human Rights in South Sudan - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
- Thu - Feb 14, 2019: 'Hijacked State' - New Report Charts the Structure of the Country's Violent Kleptocracy - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
[ENOUGH] In-depth report urges U.S. and international measures to counter corrupt elites and provide leverage for lasting peace
- Thu - Feb 14, 2019: Thousands of Displaced 'Suffering' Without Food, Water - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
[VOA] Officials in South Sudan's Yei River State say thousands of people who fled their homes during fighting over the past two weeks are without food or clean water.