South Sudan







Capital: Juba

Government: 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: 13,026,129 (2017)

Land Size: 644,329 sq km

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Dinka
  • Nuer
  • Shiluk
  • Bari
  • Zande
  • Kakwa

  • Traditional African Religions
  • Christianity


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



  • Mon - Aug 20, 2018: Army Chief Riak Defies UN Travel Ban - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Nation] Juba -South Sudanese blacklisted military chief General Jok Riak travelled to China in violation of sanctions imposed on him by the United Nations.
  • Mon - Aug 20, 2018: Festus Mogae Steps Down From South Sudan Peace Watch Team - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Nation] Former Botswana President Festus Mogae, who has been chairing the regional peace watch team in South Sudan, the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (Jmec), has announced he is stepping down as the leader of the group.
  • Mon - Aug 20, 2018: The Last Peace Deal for South Sudan? - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [ISS] Parties to the South Sudan conflict signed a power-sharing deal on 5 August 2018 in Khartoum. The latest governance arrangement is part of several deals concluded recently. However, the numerous broken peace deals in South Sudan in the past raise concerns about implementation. PSC Report spoke to Nicholas Haysom, United Nations Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan about building sustainable peace in South Sudan.
  • Mon - Aug 20, 2018: President Salva Kiir Arrives in Asmara - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Shabait] Asmara -The President of the Republic of South Sudan, General Salva Kiir Mayardit arrived in Asmara in the morning hours of today, 18 August, for an official visit at an invitation of President Isaias Afwerki.
  • Mon - Aug 20, 2018: President Isaias Afwerki's Speech At Dinner Hosted in Honour of President Salva Kiir and His Delegation - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Shabait] Your Excellency General Salva Kiir Mayardit