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: 10,204,581 (2018)

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

  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Porous Borders Reduce COVID-19 Protective Measures - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [VOA] Community leaders in South Sudan's Central Equatoria state say the government is undermining its own coronavirus prevention measures by allowing people to freely enter the country from Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: South Sudan Confirms Second COVID-19 Case - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [East African] South Sudan has confirmed its second Covid-19 case, two days after reporting the first case.
  • Wed - Apr 8, 2020: Four Conflict Countries 'Particularly Vulnerable' to COVID-19 - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Sudan are particularly vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19, says a new survey of factors contributing to the risks which the pandemic poses to African nations.
  • Mon - Apr 6, 2020: No Case in South Sudan Yet As Neighbours Record Upsurge - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [East African] By Friday, South Sudan was among a handful of African countries yet to report a single case of coronavirus as the rest of the region and the continent grapple with growing numbers of infection and economic lockdowns to slow the pandemic.
  • Mon - Apr 6, 2020: Country Confirms First COVID-19 Case - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Nation] South Sudan confirmed it first coronavirus case on Sunday afternoon, being the last country to join the rest of the East African countries embattling the global pandemic.