South Sudan

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INFORMATION

Capital: JubaGovernment: 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: 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

  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Change in Behaviour for Actors 'Long Overdue,' Security Council Told - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [UN News] Highlighting challenges facing South Sudan, a senior United Nations official today underlined that overcoming obstacles borne of a volatile combination of insecurity and political uncertainty is critical for the war-torn country to be put on the track to peace and stability.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Authorities Block Access to At Least Four Media Websites - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [CPJ] New York -South Sudanese authorities should immediately unblock the websites of at least four media outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Fighting Rages in Parts of the Country Despite Cease-fire - UN - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [VOA] A senior U.N. peacekeeping official said Thursday that fighting had escalated in parts of South Sudan, despite a government-declared unilateral cease-fire in May.
  • Thu - Jul 20, 2017: SPLM-IO Defends VP's Record - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [VOA] This week marks one year since South Sudan's First Vice President Taban Deng Gai was sworn in to replace Riek Machar after fighting broke out between the presidential guards and the SPLM-IO rebels loyal to Machar.
  • Wed - Jul 19, 2017: Veteran Journalist Becomes MP - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [VOA] A veteran South Sudanese journalist says he has joined the SPLM-in Opposition (SPLM-IO) Taban Deng faction to speak out on behalf of the people of Yei River state.