COAT OF ARMS
Government: Federal Presidential Constitutional Republic
President: Salva Kiir Mayardit
Population: 13,026,129 (2017)
Land Size: 644,329 sq km
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Sat - Jun 23, 2018: Salva Kiir Declines Proposal to Work With Rebel Leader Dr Riek Machar - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
[Dalsan Radio] South Sudan President Salva Kiir has turned down the regional block Inter-governmental Authority on Development (Igad) proposal to work together with rebel leader Dr Riek Machar.
- Fri - Jun 22, 2018: New Hopes for South Sudan's Peace Process - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
[ISS] Nearly two years since their last meeting, rival leaders President Salva Kiir and Dr Riek Machar met face to face on 20 June in Addis Ababa to start a new round of talks to end South Sudan's prolonged civil war. Will they use this new opportunity to genuinely look at peace dividends?
- Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Two South Sudan Refugees Die After World Cup Game Fight - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
[Monitor] Two South Sudanese refugees have died in a fight that erupted in a video hall, where they were watching a World Cup football match.
- Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Hug-Shakes Fever Reaches South Sudan as Arch Rivals Meet - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
[Nairobi News] It is hug-shakes season and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and his rival Riek Machar have caught the fever.
- Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Kenyatta Jets Off to Addis for IGAD Summit on South Sudan - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend a summit by leaders from the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on the South Sudan peace process.