South Sudan

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Capital: JubaGovernment: Federal Presidential Constitutional RepublicPresident: Salva Kiir Mayardit

Economy:

  • 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
Religions:

  • Traditional African Religions
  • Christianity

Language(s):

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

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RECENT NEWS

  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: South Sudan - Kiir Updates Zuma and Ramaphosa On Peace Process - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Daily Maverick] South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has spent three days in Pretoria, updating President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa about the troubled peace process in his country, which has been wracked by civil war since December 2013. By PETER FABRICIUS.
  • Mon - Jan 22, 2018: President Jacob Zum Receives a Courtesy Call From President Kirr of South Sudan - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma will today, 20 January 2018, receive a courtesy call from President Salva Kirr Of Republic of South Sudan at his official residence Mahlamba Ndlofu in Pretoria.
  • Sat - Jan 20, 2018: South Sudanese Regulator Accuses Media of Bias - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [East African] South Sudanese media regulator has warned journalists against what it termed as an "assassination of the country and its government".
  • Fri - Jan 19, 2018: Assar, South Sudanese Delegation Discuss Bilateral Cooperation - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Egypt Online] Minister of State for Military Production Mohamed el Assar discussed on Thursday 18/1/2018 with a South Sudanese delegation led by Deputy Mayor of Juba Francis Michael means of boosting bilateral cooperation.
  • Thu - Jan 18, 2018: Insured, South Sudan Seeking Investors - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [East African] War-torn South Sudan is hoping to attract investors mainly in the oil sector and revive its battered economy after joining the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI).