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

  • Sat - Oct 19, 2019: Saving Children From Severe Acute Malnutrition in South Sudan's Greater Lakes Region - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [WHO] Aluak Bol arrived at the health facility anxious about the health of her 18-month-old daughter, Apen Magot Mabeny. She had a fever, excessive mouth salivation and poor appetite. She cried horribly when urinating, which was reddened.
  • Fri - Oct 18, 2019: Lt. Gen. Al-Burhan Receives Message From President Salva Kiir - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -Chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Lt. Gen. Abdaul-Fattah Al-Burhan, has got acquainted with progress of the current peace negotiations in Juba between the delegations of the government and the People's Movement - North Sector, lauding the role of South Sudan government in narrowing the differences between the Sudanese parties for achieving peace in Sudan and its support for removing Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism.
  • Fri - Oct 18, 2019: Border Closures With Libya, CAR Begin to Have Impact - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [VOA] Sudan's ruling Sovereign Council recently ordered the closure of the country's borders with the Central African Republic and Libya, citing security concerns. The order has been gradually implemented in the last three weeks.
  • Thu - Oct 17, 2019: Ethnic Conflict in the Political Marketplace - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Africa In Fact] South Sudan: a brutal war
  • Thu - Oct 17, 2019: UN Decorates Rwandan Police Peacekeepers in South Sudan - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [New Times] The United Nations, on Wednesday, decorated 240 Rwandan Police peacekeepers serving in its mission in South Sudan with the 'UN Service Medal of Honor' for their dedicated service and sacrifice in ensuring safety, security and peace.