South Sudan







Capital: JubaGovernment: Federal Presidential Constitutional Republic

President: Salva Kiir Mayardit


  • 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

  • Traditional African Religions
  • Christianity


  • English (official)
  • Dinka
  • Nuer
  • Arabic
  • Bari
  • Zande



  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: The People of South Sudan Are 'Desperate for Peace,' but Political Crisis Persists - UN Peacekeeping Chief - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [UN News] Deliberate actions by the Government and opposition armed forces as well as other actors to advance their political goals continue to severely undermine efforts to get the country back on the path to peace and development, the top United Nations peacekeeping official has warned.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Alexander De Croo Brings a Humanitarian Work Visit to South Sudan - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [PR Newswire] Brussels -Today and tomorrow Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo brings a humanitarian work visit to South Sudan, where he will talk to humanitarian workers and representatives of the South Sudanese government and the international community. Of all the four countries affected by famine this year, South Sudan is the worst off.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: The Nation No Longer in Famine, but Situation Critical - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Al Jazeera] South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost two million people are on the brink of starvation, the country's government and the United Nations said in reports.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: The World Has Abandoned South Sudanese Refugees - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Al Jazeera] At just 37 years of age, Joyce has seen it all. She's stared into the abyss of human cruelty and lived to tell the story. In September 2016, soldiers stormed her home in Kajo Keji, South Sudan, which she shared with her husband and their children. They tied her husband's arms behind his back and stabbed him multiple times until he lay dead.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Despite Cease-fire, 'Hostilities Have Persisted' - UN - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [VOA] The U.N.'s peacekeeping chief said Wednesday that a unilateral cease-fire declared by the government of South Sudan had not materialized, and that the country remained unstable.