South Sudan

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INFORMATION

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

  • Sat - Apr 21, 2018: 'Give Peace a Chance - Give Children a Chance,' Senior UN Peacekeeping Official - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [UN News] All stakeholders in South Sudan must "engage genuinely and constructively in finding a political solution" to the conflict there, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official said at the end of her four-day visit.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Army Boss General James Ajongo Dies - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Nation] South Sudan's army chief General James Ajongo has died in a Cairo hospital where he was undergoing treatment.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Armed Groups Release Over 500 Children - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [East African] More than 500 children have been released from the armed groups in South Sudan, Unicef has said.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: 600,000 People Said to Be At Risk From Contaminated Drinking Water - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Deutsche Welle] The German development organization "Sign of Hope" accuses Malaysian oil giant Petronas of poisoning the drinking water of thousands of people in South Sudan. Environmental activists warn of serious consequences.
  • Thu - Apr 19, 2018: A Who's Who in South Sudan's Splintering Civil War - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [IRIN] When the third round of talks* aimed at revitalising the chances of peace in South Sudan gets underway in Addis Ababa on 26 April, the country's influential former military chief wants to be at the table.