South Sudan

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INFORMATION

Capital: Juba

Government: Federal Presidential Constitutional Republic

President: 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: 13,026,129 (2017)

Land Size: 644,329 sq km

Major Ethnic 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

  • Fri - Dec 14, 2018: No Easy Road Out As South Sudan Marks Half a Decade of War - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [IRIN] Juba -"There are tough, tough times ahead"
  • Fri - Dec 14, 2018: Nigeria's Systemspecs, South Sudan Firm Sign Pact - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Guardian] Nigeria's Fintech firm, SystemSpecs and Trinity Technologies of South Sudan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as part of Afreximbank's focus on deepening intra-African trade at the ongoing Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF 2018) in Cairo, Egypt.
  • Thu - Dec 13, 2018: DP Concludes Meeting On South Sudan Peace Talks - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [SAnews.gov.za] Deputy President David Mabuza has held a consultative meeting with President Salva Kiir Mayardit of the Republic of South Sudan at the Johnny Makhathini Diplomatic Guesthouse in Pretoria.
  • Thu - Dec 13, 2018: Five Years Into Conflict, South Sudanese Leaders Must Make Peace Prevail - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Norwegian Refugee Council] Since 2013, South Sudan has been plagued by armed conflicts marked by widespread sexual violence, forced displacements and food insecurity. The Norwegian Refugee Council calls for full implementation of the revitalized peace agreement.
  • Tue - Dec 11, 2018: Multitudes On Death Row - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [CAJ News] Khartoum -A CHILD is among seven people executed in South Sudan this year, a record for the world's newest country.