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

  • Wed - May 12, 2021: President Reconstitutes Parliament in Line with Peace Deal - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [VOA] Juba -- South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Monday reconstituted the National Legislative Assembly, one day after he dissolved the 400-member parliament in accordance with the revitalized peace agreement.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: President Salva Kiir Announces New Parliament - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [East African] Juba -- South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Monday night reconstituted parliament, paving the way for the formation of the Revitalized Transitional Legislative Assembly as stipulated in the 2018 peace agreement.
  • Tue - May 11, 2021: Farmaajo, Ndayishimiye, Kiir in Uganda for Museveni Inauguration - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Monitor] Somali president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed also known as Farmaajo, his Burundian counterpart, Évariste Ndayishimiye and South Sudan's Salva Kiir arrived Tuesday in Uganda ahead of President Yoweri Museveni's inauguration ceremony which will take place tomorrow.
  • Tue - May 11, 2021: Chief Justice Is Overstepping His Bounds - Why It Matters for the Rule of Law - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [The Conversation Africa] South Sudan's Chief Justice, Chan Reec Madut, has been implicated in serious corruption allegations since independence. Some relate to the recruitment process within the judiciary. Others relate to overstepping the bounds of his judicial role by encroaching on the executive's domain.
  • Tue - May 11, 2021: Harambee Starlets Draw South Sudan in 2022 Awcon Qualifiers - AllAfrica News: South Sudan
    [Nation] Kenya's Harambee Starlets will face-off with South Sudan in the first round of the 2022 Women's Africa Cup of Nations (Awcon) qualifiers to be held in Morocco from July 2 to 23.