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



  • Sat - Mar 25, 2017: Foreign Secretary Statement At the UNSC Briefing On South Sudan - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [PR Newswire] London -Foreign Secretary Statement at the UN Security Council briefing on South Sudan, Thursday 23 March 2017.
  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: Security Council and Region Must 'Speak With One Voice,' End Suffering in South Sudan - UN Chief - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [UN News] United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed the need for the leadership of South Sudan to achieve an immediate cessation of hostilities, restore the peace process and ensure unrestricted humanitarian access in order to pull the world's youngest country back from the abyss, and back from a widening famine.
  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: South Sudan Shows Zero Tolerance to Murle Abductors - Ambassador - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Ethiopian Herald] South Sudan is committed to work in concert with the Ethiopian government in combating the infamous acts of some Murle abductors who frequently killed and kidnapped innocent civilians in Gambela state, the country's ambassador to Ethiopia stated.
  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: Ghandour and Mayan Discuss Salva Kiir Visit to Sudan - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour received, Thursday, at his office, the Ambassador of the South Sudan State to Sudan, Mayan Dot.
  • Thu - Mar 23, 2017: Govt Ready to Send Extra Troops to South Sudan - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [New Times] Rwanda is prepared to send more peacekeepers to be part of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the acting Defence and Military Spokesperson, Lt Col René Ngendahimana, has confirmed.