South Sudan







Capital: Juba

Government: Republic

President: Salva Kiir


  • 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: 11,600,000 (2014)

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



  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: EU Responds to Famine in South Sudan With €82 Million in Emergency Aid - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Brussels -On Tuesday, the European Commission announced an emergency aid package worth ?82 million as famine is declared in South Sudan for the first time since the country gained independence in 2011.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: President Bashir Gives Directives for Provision of All Necessary Assistance to Brothers in South Sudan - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour, on Thursday said President of the Republic, Omar Bashir, has instructed that every required assistance be provided for brothers in South Sudan, in coordination with the various ministries and institutions to help facilitate the delivery of humanitarian and relief assistance to the needy in south Sudan.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: South Sudan's Salva Kiir On State Visit - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Ethiopian Herald] The visit would enhance the two sides relations.
  • Thu - Feb 23, 2017: Opinion - Stop the Violence, Fix the Famine - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Deutsche Welle] South Sudan has more fertile farmland than it would need to feed its people. Analyst James Shimanyula says that this is not possible without an end to the continuing ethnic violence.
  • Thu - Feb 23, 2017: Govt Not Liable for 2 Missing South Sudan Activists - Court - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -The High Court has exonerated Kenya's security agencies from blame over the disappearance of South Sudanese political activists Samuel Dong Luak and Aggrey Idris Izbon.