South Sudan

Country South Sudan
Capital Juba
Continent Africa
Currency South Sudanese pound(SSP)
Languages English, Bari, Dinka, Murle, Nuer & Zande

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Introduction

Egypt attempted to colonize the region of southern Sudan by establishing the province of Equatoria in the 1870s. Islamic Mahdist revolutionaries overran the region in 1885, but in 1898 a British force was able to overthrow the Mahdist regime. An Anglo-Egyptian Sudan was established the following year with Equatoria being the southernmost of its eight provinces. The isolated region was largely left to itself over the following decades, but Christian missionaries converted much of the population and facilitated the spread of English. When Sudan gained its independence in 1956, it was with the understanding that the southerners would be able to participate fully in the political system. When the Arab Khartoum government reneged on its promises, a mutiny began that led to two prolonged periods of conflict (1955-1972 and 1983-2005) in which perhaps 2.5 million people died - mostly civilians - due to starvation and drought. Ongoing peace talks finally resulted in a Comprehensive Peace Agreement, signed in January 2005. As part of this agreement the south was granted a six-year period of autonomy to be followed by a referendum on final status. The result of this referendum, held in January 2011, was a vote of 98% in favor of secession. Independence was attained on 9 July 2011.

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South Sudan - Wikipedia
South Sudan - CIA World Fact Book

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South Sudan parties lock horns over number of states - The East AfricanSouth Sudan parties lock horns over number of states  The East African

South Sudan: Situation Report – January 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Situation Report – January 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

WFP South Sudan Situation Report #262, 27 January 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebWFP South Sudan Situation Report #262, 27 January 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

At least 19 people killed in attack in South Sudan - Vatican NewsAt least 19 people killed in attack in South Sudan  Vatican News

Washington Urges South Sudan to Form Transitional Government on Time - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishWashington Urges South Sudan to Form Transitional Government on Time  Asharq Al-awsat English

Logistics Cluster South Sudan River Movement Strategy 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebLogistics Cluster South Sudan River Movement Strategy 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Sudan's government signs initial peace deal with rebel group - Aljazeera.comSudan's government signs initial peace deal with rebel group  Aljazeera.com

Female soldiers rising up South Sudan's military ranks call for greater respect for human rights - South Sudan - ReliefWebFemale soldiers rising up South Sudan's military ranks call for greater respect for human rights - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Tribal attack in disputed South Sudan border region kills 29 - ReutersTribal attack in disputed South Sudan border region kills 29  Reuters

UN Urges Calm After Deadly Attack in Disputed Abyei Border Area Between Sudan and South Sudan - VOA NewsUN Urges Calm After Deadly Attack in Disputed Abyei Border Area Between Sudan and South Sudan  VOA News

South Sudan Rivals Agree to Meet Unity Government Deadline - The New York TimesSouth Sudan Rivals Agree to Meet Unity Government Deadline  The New York Times

South Sudan leaders set date for truce, vow to pursue peace - Vatican NewsSouth Sudan leaders set date for truce, vow to pursue peace  Vatican News

Black Gold Burning: In Search Of South Sudan's Oil Pollution - bellingcat - bellingcatBlack Gold Burning: In Search Of South Sudan's Oil Pollution - bellingcat  bellingcat

Committee Urges Swift Formation of South Sudan Unity Government - VOA NewsCommittee Urges Swift Formation of South Sudan Unity Government  VOA News

Despite mediation, no solution yet to South Sudan issue of the number of states - The East AfricanDespite mediation, no solution yet to South Sudan issue of the number of states  The East African

DTM South Sudan: Biometric Registration - Malakal, PoC Site Upper Nile (Publication: 27 January 2020) - South Sudan - ReliefWebDTM South Sudan: Biometric Registration - Malakal, PoC Site Upper Nile (Publication: 27 January 2020) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

DTM South Sudan: Bentiu PoC Site Population Count (October 2019) - South Sudan - ReliefWebDTM South Sudan: Bentiu PoC Site Population Count (October 2019) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Diplomat calls for regional pressure on South Sudan leaders - Vatican NewsDiplomat calls for regional pressure on South Sudan leaders  Vatican News

IGAD envoy urges S. Sudanese troops to serve nation - China.org.cnIGAD envoy urges S. Sudanese troops to serve nation  China.org.cn

DTM South Sudan: Wau PoC sites & collective centres – Population Count (Data collection December 2019) - South Sudan - ReliefWebDTM South Sudan: Wau PoC sites & collective centres – Population Count (Data collection December 2019) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

DTM South Sudan: Biometric Registration - Nasir, Upper Nile (Publication: 27 January 2020) - South Sudan - ReliefWebDTM South Sudan: Biometric Registration - Nasir, Upper Nile (Publication: 27 January 2020) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

15 killed, 7 wounded in South Sudan cattle raid - The East African15 killed, 7 wounded in South Sudan cattle raid  The East African

S. Sudan govt accuses rebel groups of recruiting child soldiers - The East AfricanS. Sudan govt accuses rebel groups of recruiting child soldiers  The East African

Ex-NBA star Deng invests in basketball in South Sudan - cgtn.comEx-NBA star Deng invests in basketball in South Sudan  cgtn.com

From South Sudan, Daniel a valued leader for Packers in single year of eligibility - INFORUMFrom South Sudan, Daniel a valued leader for Packers in single year of eligibility  INFORUM

South Sudan's president fires third central bank governor in three years - Central BankingSouth Sudan's president fires third central bank governor in three years  Central Banking

South Sudan leaders: 'How can we not bring peace if the Pope pushes us to do so?' - Vatican NewsSouth Sudan leaders: 'How can we not bring peace if the Pope pushes us to do so?'  Vatican News

U.S. Blacklists Senior South Sudanese Official - Wall Street JournalU.S. Blacklists Senior South Sudanese Official  Wall Street Journal

Suicides on the rise among South Sudanese refugees in Uganda - UNHCRSuicides on the rise among South Sudanese refugees in Uganda  UNHCR

South Sudan launches environmental review tender - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceSouth Sudan launches environmental review tender - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

South Sudan to Complete Juba Power Grid by March 2020 - UgandaSouth Sudan to Complete Juba Power Grid by March 2020  Uganda

South Sudan's First VP Denies Allegations of Human Rights Abuses - VOA NewsSouth Sudan's First VP Denies Allegations of Human Rights Abuses  VOA News

Raid in Disputed South Sudan Border Region Leaves 32 Dead - BloombergRaid in Disputed South Sudan Border Region Leaves 32 Dead  Bloomberg

World Vision South Sudan: Situation Report | December 1 - December 31, 2019 - South Sudan - ReliefWebWorld Vision South Sudan: Situation Report | December 1 - December 31, 2019 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan's main rebel group condemns fresh attack - The East AfricanSouth Sudan's main rebel group condemns fresh attack  The East African

Malawi: Govt Ignore to Rescue Malawian Under 'Torture' in South Sudan - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsMalawi: Govt Ignore to Rescue Malawian Under 'Torture' in South Sudan  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

In East Africa, S. Sudan most corrupt, Rwanda least: report - The East AfricanIn East Africa, S. Sudan most corrupt, Rwanda least: report  The East African

Donors urge South Sudan to form unity government before deadline - South Sudan - ReliefWebDonors urge South Sudan to form unity government before deadline - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: Troika statement, 2 January 2020 - GOV.UKSouth Sudan: Troika statement, 2 January 2020  GOV.UK

Prominent South Sudan economist, 30 others pardoned by President Kiir - ReutersProminent South Sudan economist, 30 others pardoned by President Kiir  Reuters

South Sudan transitional govt formation vulnerable to politics - The East AfricanSouth Sudan transitional govt formation vulnerable to politics  The East African

RASNA WARAH - South Sudan: An African Tragedy where Looting is the Name of the Game - The ElephantRASNA WARAH - South Sudan: An African Tragedy where Looting is the Name of the Game  The Elephant

Sudan gov't, rebel group sign framework agreement - Anadolu AgencySudan gov't, rebel group sign framework agreement  Anadolu Agency

Sudan signs initial political and security deal with rebel group - ReutersSudan signs initial political and security deal with rebel group  Reuters

Troops arrive in joint training centres in South Sudan's Wau - South Sudan - ReliefWebTroops arrive in joint training centres in South Sudan's Wau - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Gen Paul Lokech, Betty Bigombe sorting mess in South Sudan - Daily MonitorGen Paul Lokech, Betty Bigombe sorting mess in South Sudan  Daily Monitor

South Sudan’s inspiring Afrobasket pre-qualifiers is a success story that’s transcending cultures and borders - The Pick and RollSouth Sudan’s inspiring Afrobasket pre-qualifiers is a success story that’s transcending cultures and borders  The Pick and Roll

Prominent South Sudan peace activist with ties to Philadelphia released from prison - The Philadelphia InquirerProminent South Sudan peace activist with ties to Philadelphia released from prison  The Philadelphia Inquirer

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of AmericaSouth Sudan In Focus  Voice of America

David Mabuza irks both sides in South Sudan mediation - Daily MaverickDavid Mabuza irks both sides in South Sudan mediation  Daily Maverick

South Sudan To Audit Oil-Field Pollution After Years of Conflict - BloombergSouth Sudan To Audit Oil-Field Pollution After Years of Conflict  Bloomberg

South Sudan Leaders to Resolve Issues After Forming Government - BloombergSouth Sudan Leaders to Resolve Issues After Forming Government  Bloomberg

Govt ignore to rescue Malawian under 'torture' in South Sudan - Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi - Nyasa TimesGovt ignore to rescue Malawian under 'torture' in South Sudan - Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi  Nyasa Times

South Sudan Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (November 2019) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (November 2019) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Sudanese-American Player Promotes Wheelchair Basketball in South Sudan - VOA NewsSudanese-American Player Promotes Wheelchair Basketball in South Sudan  VOA News

Son of slain UN aid worker in South Sudan freed and reunited with father - UN NewsSon of slain UN aid worker in South Sudan freed and reunited with father  UN News

S. Sudan Gives Poor Households Free 100kW, Invests US$289M For More Production - Taarifa RwandaS. Sudan Gives Poor Households Free 100kW, Invests US$289M For More Production  Taarifa Rwanda

Unprecedented rally in Yambio brings together government and opposition youth to become peace agents - South Sudan - ReliefWebUnprecedented rally in Yambio brings together government and opposition youth to become peace agents - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Need For Accountable Leaders & Leadership In South Sudan - gurtongNeed For Accountable Leaders & Leadership In South Sudan  gurtong

South Sudan Operation Overview - December 2019 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan Operation Overview - December 2019 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan government strategizes to stave off potential famine - DevexSouth Sudan government strategizes to stave off potential famine  Devex

South Sudan: Food Security Outlook December 2019 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Food Security Outlook December 2019 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

WFP South Sudan Situation Report #261, 10 January 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebWFP South Sudan Situation Report #261, 10 January 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

IGAD envoy urges South Sudanese troops to serve nation - News GhanaIGAD envoy urges South Sudanese troops to serve nation  News Ghana

South Sudan Displacement Crisis - Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Assessment of Central Equatoria State in South Sudan, December 2019 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan Displacement Crisis - Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Assessment of Central Equatoria State in South Sudan, December 2019 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan Infographic (December 2019) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan Infographic (December 2019) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan plans environmental audit of oil fields in move to curb pollution - ReutersSouth Sudan plans environmental audit of oil fields in move to curb pollution  Reuters

South Sudan: ICRC facilitates the release of 23 persons including 11 children - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: ICRC facilitates the release of 23 persons including 11 children - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Red Sea Desert Locust Outbreak Threatens South Sudan, Uganda - BloombergRed Sea Desert Locust Outbreak Threatens South Sudan, Uganda  Bloomberg

Child Taken During Armed Clash in South Sudan that Claimed Mother's Life Released, Reunited With Father - South Sudan - ReliefWebChild Taken During Armed Clash in South Sudan that Claimed Mother's Life Released, Reunited With Father - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan leader names former senior official at c.bank as new governor - Reuters AfricaSouth Sudan leader names former senior official at c.bank as new governor  Reuters Africa

In Sudan's Blue Nile state, cautious hopes of peace amid the ruins of war - Middle East EyeIn Sudan's Blue Nile state, cautious hopes of peace amid the ruins of war  Middle East Eye

South Sudan completing 100-MW hybrid plant by March - Power Engineering MagazineSouth Sudan completing 100-MW hybrid plant by March  Power Engineering Magazine

South Sudan's rebounding oil sector the catalyst behind growing economy - CNBCAfrica.comSouth Sudan's rebounding oil sector the catalyst behind growing economy  CNBCAfrica.com

Kiir names former senior official at central bank as new governor - The East AfricanKiir names former senior official at central bank as new governor  The East African

Sudan gov't signs peace deal with opposition groups - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSudan gov't signs peace deal with opposition groups - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

South Sudan announces tender for oilfields audit - The East AfricanSouth Sudan announces tender for oilfields audit  The East African

IOM South Sudan External Update - November 2019 - South Sudan - ReliefWebIOM South Sudan External Update - November 2019 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Final report of the Panel of Experts on the Sudan (S/2020/36) [EN/AR] - Sudan - ReliefWebFinal report of the Panel of Experts on the Sudan (S/2020/36) [EN/AR] - Sudan  ReliefWeb

Desert locusts likely headed to Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia - Daily NationDesert locusts likely headed to Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia  Daily Nation

Kenya v South Sudan tie delayed as fans break gate - nation.co.keKenya v South Sudan tie delayed as fans break gate  nation.co.ke

Hold referendum on the number of states in South Sudan - Sudan TribuneHold referendum on the number of states in South Sudan  Sudan Tribune

Eastern Africa Region: Regional Floods and Locust Outbreak Snapshot January 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebEastern Africa Region: Regional Floods and Locust Outbreak Snapshot January 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Stop Tribalism And Tribal Associations Now! - gurtongStop Tribalism And Tribal Associations Now!  gurtong

Environmental effects of oil spills in South Sudan's Unity (2-2) - Sudan TribuneEnvironmental effects of oil spills in South Sudan's Unity (2-2)  Sudan Tribune

South Sudan: Internews e-Bulletin (December 19, 2019) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Internews e-Bulletin (December 19, 2019) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

OBBO: South Sudanese brothers and sisters, where are you? - The East AfricanOBBO: South Sudanese brothers and sisters, where are you?  The East African

The South Sudanese tribe who use cows as currency, drink straight from the udder and even SHOWER ... - Daily MailThe South Sudanese tribe who use cows as currency, drink straight from the udder and even SHOWER ...  Daily Mail

Sudan needs help with refugees - The Kingston Whig-StandardSudan needs help with refugees  The Kingston Whig-Standard

South Sudan Peace Declaration Signed In Rome - gurtongSouth Sudan Peace Declaration Signed In Rome  gurtong

Somalia, South Sudan and Syria are ranked the world's most corrupt nations - Daily MailSomalia, South Sudan and Syria are ranked the world's most corrupt nations  Daily Mail

The Unconstitutionality of South Sudan's 32 States - Sudan TribuneThe Unconstitutionality of South Sudan's 32 States  Sudan Tribune

3 church properties attacked again in Sudan, burned down by radical jihadists - The Christian Post3 church properties attacked again in Sudan, burned down by radical jihadists  The Christian Post

South Sudan thrash Somalia in Afro-basketball opener - nation.co.keSouth Sudan thrash Somalia in Afro-basketball opener  nation.co.ke

WFP Sudan Country Brief, December 2019 - Sudan - ReliefWebWFP Sudan Country Brief, December 2019 - Sudan  ReliefWeb

Red Deer man loses grandniece in Ugandan refugee camp - Todayville.comRed Deer man loses grandniece in Ugandan refugee camp  Todayville.com

IOM South Sudan: Weekly Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness Update 52 (23 - 29 Dec 2019) - South Sudan - ReliefWebIOM South Sudan: Weekly Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness Update 52 (23 - 29 Dec 2019) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Ex-NBA star foots bill for South Sudan - nation.co.keEx-NBA star foots bill for South Sudan  nation.co.ke

MTN appoints new South Sudan CEO, but Cameroon chief resigns - Fin24MTN appoints new South Sudan CEO, but Cameroon chief resigns  Fin24

Sudan: Interim government put to the test - Radio DabangaSudan: Interim government put to the test  Radio Dabanga