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 - Apr 28, 2017: Aid Workers Flee South Sudan Conflict - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [CAJ News] Khartoum -AID workers are among 25 000 people that have fled renewed fighting between government and rebel forces in villages north of South Sudan. They have been displaced from Tonga and surrounding villages in Panyikang County, and Kodok and villages to its south in Fashoda County, in Upper Nile. Most of those displaced initially heading to Aburoc. It is expected that the number of people in need in Aburoc and surrounding areas may double to around 50,000. This includes some 35 000 internally displaced people (IDP
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: UN Welcomes Third Humanitarian Corridor to South Sudan - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Marta Ruedas, today welcomed the decision by the Government of Sudan to open a third humanitarian corridor, the second in as many months, for aid to be delivered from Sudan to famine-struck South Sudan.
  • Thu - Apr 27, 2017: Somalia Envoy Urges Protection of Businessmen in South Sudan - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Shabelle] The Somalia ambassador to South Sudan, Hussein Hajji Ahmed Mohamoud has urged the South Sudanese government to protection the Somalia businessmen in the war-torn, amid heavy deployment of troops in various parts of the capital, Juba.
  • Thu - Apr 27, 2017: World Bank Downplays Report of Loan - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [VOA] The World Bank is distancing itself from reports that it has given a grant to the government of South Sudan worth tens of millions of dollars.
  • Thu - Apr 27, 2017: Ibrahim Mahmud Meets U.S. Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -The Assistant of the President of the Republic, Engineer, Ibrahim Mahmud Hammed, reviewed, Wednesday, with the US Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Paul Stephen means for supporting peace in Sudan and the efforts exerted by the African Union High level Mechanism, led by Mbeki, concerning peace process in the country.