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: 10,561,244 (2020)

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

  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: S. Sudanese President Lauds Historic, Brotherly Ties With Cairo - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Egypt Online] South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit expressed appreciation to the historic and brotherly ties between Egypt and South Sudan.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Harambee Starlets Thrash Sorry South Sudan - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Nation] Harambee Starlets begun their 2022 Africa Women's Cup of Nations qualifying campaign with a resounding 8-0 win over South Sudan at Nyayo National Stadium on Wednesday.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: 'Overzealous' Security Services Undermining Peace - Rights Experts - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [UN News] State security forces in South Sudan have been responsible for imposing new and potentially arbitrary restrictions against the country's most prominent civil society leaders, issuing "credible" death threats that have undermined peace efforts, UN-appointed independent rights experts said on Wednesday.
  • Wed - Oct 20, 2021: UNHCR Responding to Worst Flooding in Decades in South Sudan - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [UN News] The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, is supporting the Government of South Sudan in assisting people hit hard by the worst flooding there in decades.
  • Mon - Oct 18, 2021: Commission On Human Rights in South Sudan Remains Vital - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [HRW] HRC48 - Item 10 Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on on technical assistance and capacity-building for South Sudan