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: UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing | News | Al ... - Aljazeera.com

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UN, US failed to prevent 'ethnic cleansing' in South Sudan - ABC News

ABC News

UN, US failed to prevent 'ethnic cleansing' in South Sudan
ABC News
In this photo taken Monday, June 5, 2017, a refugee pastor from the Yei area of South Sudan, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution from South Sudanese intelligence officials, covers his face with his Bible inscribed with the word ...
U.N. Peacekeeping Chief Issues Warning on South Sudan - The ...New York Times
South Sudan opposition groups meet in Kenya to 'harmonise voices'Eyewitness News
South Sudan's leaders must pull country back from 'impending abyss,' UN peacekeeping chiefUN News Centre
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South Sudan: Starvation and violence | Africa | DW | 17.10.2017 - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle

South Sudan: Starvation and violence | Africa | DW | 17.10.2017
Deutsche Welle
Half of all South Sudanese depend on food aid. This is not only because of droughts, but also bloody power struggles. The main victims in this cycle of violence ...

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Column: Why reporting from South Sudan is so difficult — and critically needed - PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

Column: Why reporting from South Sudan is so difficult — and critically needed
PBS NewsHour
Reporting on South Sudan's war, which began in 2013, has always been a challenge due to the risk and logistical hurdles associated with accessing remote areas where fighting takes place. But over the past year, covering the war and its humanitarian ...

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Running with the rebels in South Sudan – in pictures - The Guardian

The Guardian

Running with the rebels in South Sudan – in pictures
The Guardian
Padoï is a small oasis in South Sudan's Jonglei state where children come to fish with spears among the water lilies. As the militiamen from the Nu'er white army arrive, they sing: 'You need a weapon to fight, a weapon to get cattle, a weapon to kill ...



The true cost of a plate of food: $1 in New York, $320 in South ... - The Guardian

The Guardian

The true cost of a plate of food: $1 in New York, $320 in South ...
The Guardian
Research reveals the stark inequality that drives the global hunger crisis, with the poorest people paying more than they earn in a day for a single meal.
These are the world's most expensive places to buy food - Oct. 16 ...CNNMoney

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South Sudan is a disaster. Its president says: Not my fault. - Washington Post

Washington Post

South Sudan is a disaster. Its president says: Not my fault.
Washington Post
JUBA, South Sudan — President Salva Kiir has presided over the world's youngest nation as it descended into civil war, famine and a historic refugee crisis. The United Nations says his military is responsible for ethnic cleansing. The United States ...

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Who are Australia's South Sudanese? | SBS News - SBS

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Who are Australia's South Sudanese? | SBS News
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Negativity surrounding Melbourne's so-called Apex gang had a knock-on effect on the community of an estimated 20000 people. But just like the rest of the ...

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South Sudan to Revive Crude Oil Operations - allAfrica.com - AllAfrica.com

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South Sudan to Revive Crude Oil Operations - allAfrica.com
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Economically struggling South Sudan is determined to restore security in the country in order to resume normal crude oil production and attract investments.

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Sudan and S. Sudanese employers' entities sign agreement - Sudan Tribune

Sudan and S. Sudanese employers' entities sign agreement
Sudan Tribune
The agreement, according to SUNA, further stipulated provision of various commercial goods agreed upon and the training of the emerging cadres in the economic work in neighbouring South Sudan, in addition to the attraction of foreign capital to be ...

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