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 - Oct 19, 2018: South Sudan Needs Roads for Peace. Literally. - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
[African Arguments] Delivering aid in South Sudan costs seven times more than in Somalia. 40% of funding is spent on transport.
- Fri - Oct 19, 2018: UN Rights Chief Calls for Release of Hundreds Abducted and Abused - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
[UN News] Hundreds of civilians who were taken by opposition forces in South Sudan's Western Equatoria region during an uptick in fighting are still missing, the UN's top rights official said on Thursday, in a call for their immediate release.
- Fri - Oct 19, 2018: Health Ministry Successfully Conducts First-Ever Diagnostic Test for Ebola - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
[WHO] South Sudan has successfully conducted its first ever laboratory test for Ebola using the emergency management and laboratory infrastructure developed with support from WHO as part of emergency preparedness.
- Thu - Oct 18, 2018: Sudan Appoints New Peace Envoy to South Sudan - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
[Monitor] Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday appointed a peace envoy to South Sudan, mired in conflict since it won independence from its northern neighbour in 2011.
- Thu - Oct 18, 2018: To Forgive Is Divine - Is the Church the Key to Reintegrating Child Soldiers? - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
[African Arguments] Many children returned from armed groups are wracked by guilt. Religious ceremonies could be essential to alleviate these feelings.