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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Time to Stay the Course in South Sudan - Human Rights WatchTime to Stay the Course in South Sudan  Human Rights Watch

South Sudan: UN agencies support nationwide polio vaccination campaign - UN NewsSouth Sudan: UN agencies support nationwide polio vaccination campaign  UN News

Situation in South Sudan - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2021/172) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSituation in South Sudan - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2021/172) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

2020 South Sudan Multi-Sector Needs Assessment: Area of Knowledge-Neighbourhoods, Executive Summary (December 2020) - South Sudan - ReliefWeb2020 South Sudan Multi-Sector Needs Assessment: Area of Knowledge-Neighbourhoods, Executive Summary (December 2020) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Polio vaccination targets over 2.8 million children in S. Sudan - South Sudan - ReliefWebPolio vaccination targets over 2.8 million children in S. Sudan - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

In South Sudan, War Still Looms Over Everything - World Politics ReviewIn South Sudan, War Still Looms Over Everything  World Politics Review

South Sudan: Among countries most struck by extreme weather - PreventionWebSouth Sudan: Among countries most struck by extreme weather  PreventionWeb

UNMISS helps restore calm and stability following recent violence in Koch - South Sudan - ReliefWebUNMISS helps restore calm and stability following recent violence in Koch - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Influential South Sudan Chiefs Warn of Conflict Over Land Grabs - Voice of AmericaInfluential South Sudan Chiefs Warn of Conflict Over Land Grabs  Voice of America

WFP South Sudan Country Brief, January 2021 - South Sudan - ReliefWebWFP South Sudan Country Brief, January 2021 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Violence in South Sudan engulfs country, 10 years after independence 'children all have guns' - UN NewsViolence in South Sudan engulfs country, 10 years after independence 'children all have guns'  UN News

Floods, fighting, famine: South Sudan's triple crisis - The New HumanitarianFloods, fighting, famine: South Sudan's triple crisis  The New Humanitarian

South Sudan's Other War: Resolving the Insurgency in Equatoria - Crisis Group Africa Briefing N°169 | 25 February 2021 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan's Other War: Resolving the Insurgency in Equatoria - Crisis Group Africa Briefing N°169 | 25 February 2021 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: Physical Access Constraints Map (26 February 2021) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Physical Access Constraints Map (26 February 2021) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Retracing the Alliances of the Republic of South Sudan (By Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth) - Africanews EnglishRetracing the Alliances of the Republic of South Sudan (By Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth)  Africanews English

Africa News: South Sudan, IMF In Talks on Financing to Boost Economy - BloombergAfrica News: South Sudan, IMF In Talks on Financing to Boost Economy  Bloomberg

Groundbreaking national league helping alter perceptions in South Sudan - FIFA.comGroundbreaking national league helping alter perceptions in South Sudan  FIFA.com

2020 South Sudan Humanitarian Response in Review - South Sudan - ReliefWeb2020 South Sudan Humanitarian Response in Review - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Ethiopian peacekeepers in S.Sudan resist going home - Anadolu AgencyEthiopian peacekeepers in S.Sudan resist going home  Anadolu Agency

Africa Report N°300 - Toward a Viable Future for South Sudan - South Sudan - ReliefWebAfrica Report N°300 - Toward a Viable Future for South Sudan - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: Church leaders call for peace, security and stability - Vatican NewsSouth Sudan: Church leaders call for peace, security and stability  Vatican News

Report: 2018 Peace Deal Was Not a Fix for South Sudan - Voice of AmericaReport: 2018 Peace Deal Was Not a Fix for South Sudan  Voice of America

South Sudan Declares Partial Lockdown on COVID Surge - Voice of AmericaSouth Sudan Declares Partial Lockdown on COVID Surge  Voice of America

Luol Deng's South Sudan revel in FIBA AfroBasket 2021 qualification - FIBALuol Deng's South Sudan revel in FIBA AfroBasket 2021 qualification  FIBA

South Sudan Integrates Environmental Protection with Hydrocarbon Exploration - Africa Oil & PowerSouth Sudan Integrates Environmental Protection with Hydrocarbon Exploration  Africa Oil & Power

South Sudan: UN rights commission welcomes 'first steps' towards transitional justice institutions - UN NewsSouth Sudan: UN rights commission welcomes 'first steps' towards transitional justice institutions  UN News

South Sudan's Kiir to Stay Out of Inter-communal Conflicts - Voice of AmericaSouth Sudan's Kiir to Stay Out of Inter-communal Conflicts  Voice of America

South Sudan to vaccinate 2.8 mln children against polio - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSouth Sudan to vaccinate 2.8 mln children against polio - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Vaccination campaign aims to reach over 2.8 million children with monovalent oral polio vaccines in South Sudan - South Sudan - ReliefWebVaccination campaign aims to reach over 2.8 million children with monovalent oral polio vaccines in South Sudan - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

From Afghanistan to South Sudan: how WHO and partners continue to fight COVID-19 around the world - World Health OrganizationFrom Afghanistan to South Sudan: how WHO and partners continue to fight COVID-19 around the world  World Health Organization

Border post buzzing again as cattle herders in South Sudan and Sudan agree on rules for seasonal cattle migration - South Sudan - ReliefWebBorder post buzzing again as cattle herders in South Sudan and Sudan agree on rules for seasonal cattle migration - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

A chance to do things differently in Sudan - Norwegian Refugee CouncilA chance to do things differently in Sudan  Norwegian Refugee Council

27 members of South Sudan president's staff contract Covid-19 - Africanews English27 members of South Sudan president's staff contract Covid-19  Africanews English

Changing the Calculus to Support Peace in South Sudan - Just SecurityChanging the Calculus to Support Peace in South Sudan  Just Security

South Sudan To Establish War Crimes Court, Other Transitional Justice Institutions - The Organization for World PeaceSouth Sudan To Establish War Crimes Court, Other Transitional Justice Institutions  The Organization for World Peace

South Sudan Due to Receive 800,000 Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccine - Voice of AmericaSouth Sudan Due to Receive 800,000 Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccine  Voice of America

Humanitarian Situation Monitoring, Western and Northern Bahr el Ghazal States, South Sudan, April - September 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebHumanitarian Situation Monitoring, Western and Northern Bahr el Ghazal States, South Sudan, April - September 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

As a fragile peace takes hold, some South Sudanese displaced head home - UNHCRAs a fragile peace takes hold, some South Sudanese displaced head home  UNHCR

South Sudan: Rampant abusive surveillance by NSS instils climate of fear - Amnesty InternationalSouth Sudan: Rampant abusive surveillance by NSS instils climate of fear  Amnesty International

South Sudan approves establishment of Hybrid Court - Anadolu AgencySouth Sudan approves establishment of Hybrid Court  Anadolu Agency

Urgent action needed to tackle triple threat of conflict, flooding and hunger in South Sudan - South Sudan - ReliefWebUrgent action needed to tackle triple threat of conflict, flooding and hunger in South Sudan - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Refugees in Sudan reap benefits of clean cooking energy - Sudan - ReliefWebRefugees in Sudan reap benefits of clean cooking energy - Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

WFP South Sudan Situation Report #283, 15 February 2021 - South Sudan - ReliefWebWFP South Sudan Situation Report #283, 15 February 2021 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Sudan Signals It's Open to Talks on Ethiopian Border Dispute - BloombergSudan Signals It's Open to Talks on Ethiopian Border Dispute  Bloomberg

South Sudan Crisis Response Plan 2020 - 2021 (Update 28 January) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan Crisis Response Plan 2020 - 2021 (Update 28 January) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan – Killing of aid workers (DG ECHO, UN OCHA, INSO, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 February 2021) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan – Killing of aid workers (DG ECHO, UN OCHA, INSO, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 February 2021) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

CCCM Cluster South Sudan: POC / IDP Sites COVID-19 Update #12 (As of 15 February 2021) - South Sudan - ReliefWebCCCM Cluster South Sudan: POC / IDP Sites COVID-19 Update #12 (As of 15 February 2021) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan Displacement Crisis: Cross-Border Population Movement Factsheet - Akobo Port and Road Monitoring Akobo County, Jonglei State, South Sudan (December 2020) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan Displacement Crisis: Cross-Border Population Movement Factsheet - Akobo Port and Road Monitoring Akobo County, Jonglei State, South Sudan (December 2020) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan Operation Overview - January 2021 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan Operation Overview - January 2021 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Livelihood programs help youth overcome poverty and conflict in South Sudan - South Sudan - ReliefWebLivelihood programs help youth overcome poverty and conflict in South Sudan - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

IOM South Sudan: Bi-Weekly COVID-19 Situation Report Update #32 (25 January - 07 February 202) - South Sudan - ReliefWebIOM South Sudan: Bi-Weekly COVID-19 Situation Report Update #32 (25 January - 07 February 202) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster - Hai Masna Mobile Response | December 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster - Hai Masna Mobile Response | December 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

In South Sudan, a former child soldier fights to rebuild her life - Thomson Reuters FoundationIn South Sudan, a former child soldier fights to rebuild her life  Thomson Reuters Foundation

China donates food to UNICEF to fight child malnutrition in South Sudan - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina donates food to UNICEF to fight child malnutrition in South Sudan - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Extend the mandate of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan - South Sudan - ReliefWebExtend the mandate of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Humanitarian Situation Monitoring, Unity State, South Sudan, April - September 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebHumanitarian Situation Monitoring, Unity State, South Sudan, April - September 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Primary 8 National Exams, a Sign of Hope - UNICEFPrimary 8 National Exams, a Sign of Hope  UNICEF

South Sudan: Integrated Disease surveillance and response (IDSR) Epidemiological Bulletin Week 2, 2021 ( January 11 - January 17) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Integrated Disease surveillance and response (IDSR) Epidemiological Bulletin Week 2, 2021 ( January 11 - January 17) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Egypt's culture minister, South Sudanese counterpart discuss enhancing cultural, artistic exchange - City Lights - Arts & Culture - Ahram OnlineEgypt's culture minister, South Sudanese counterpart discuss enhancing cultural, artistic exchange - City Lights - Arts & Culture  Ahram Online

South Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (January 2021) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (January 2021) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: 2020 Humanitarian Access Overview (January to December 2020) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: 2020 Humanitarian Access Overview (January to December 2020) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

UN: 15 Tigrayan origin UN peacekeepers seek asylum in Sudan - Republic WorldUN: 15 Tigrayan origin UN peacekeepers seek asylum in Sudan  Republic World

Sudan: Is the new cabinet a step forward or hollow promises? - The Africa ReportSudan: Is the new cabinet a step forward or hollow promises?  The Africa Report

South Sudan Flooding Situation Report: Inter-Cluster Coordination Group - As of 31 January 2021 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan Flooding Situation Report: Inter-Cluster Coordination Group - As of 31 January 2021 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

To Prevent Another Civil War South Sudan Must Create a New, Unique Political System - Inter Press ServiceTo Prevent Another Civil War South Sudan Must Create a New, Unique Political System  Inter Press Service

Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Adaptation, and Learning (MEAL) - ReliefWebDirector of Monitoring, Evaluation, Adaptation, and Learning (MEAL)  ReliefWeb

184,000 Displaced in West Darfur Need Food, Shelter - Voice of America184,000 Displaced in West Darfur Need Food, Shelter  Voice of America

S. Sudan among countries most struck by extreme weather - The East AfricanS. Sudan among countries most struck by extreme weather  The East African

Internews COVID-19 Media Bulletin: Reporting on COVID-19 in South Sudan, Issue #10 - South Sudan - ReliefWebInternews COVID-19 Media Bulletin: Reporting on COVID-19 in South Sudan, Issue #10 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

UN Special Representative Patten calls on the Government of South Sudan to expedite the operationalization of transitional justice institutions including the AU Hybrid Court - South Sudan - ReliefWebUN Special Representative Patten calls on the Government of South Sudan to expedite the operationalization of transitional justice institutions including the AU Hybrid Court - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan - Killing of a humanitarian aid worker (DG ECHO, Media, NGO Forum) (ECHO Daily Flash of 4 February 2021) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan - Killing of a humanitarian aid worker (DG ECHO, Media, NGO Forum) (ECHO Daily Flash of 4 February 2021) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Sudan Devalues Currency in Hopes of Righting Economy - Voice of AmericaSudan Devalues Currency in Hopes of Righting Economy  Voice of America

25 February 2021 The life-saving power of medical oxygen - World Health Organization25 February 2021 The life-saving power of medical oxygen  World Health Organization

African Development Bank, FAO and South Sudan's government ink protocols for $14 million grant to boost agricultural markets - Sudan - ReliefWebAfrican Development Bank, FAO and South Sudan's government ink protocols for $14 million grant to boost agricultural markets - Sudan  ReliefWeb

Community Approaches to Epidemic Management in South Sudan: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic - South Sudan - ReliefWebCommunity Approaches to Epidemic Management in South Sudan: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Humanitarian Situation Monitoring, Warrap State - South Sudan, April - September 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebHumanitarian Situation Monitoring, Warrap State - South Sudan, April - September 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Press briefing notes on South Sudan (2 February 2021) - South Sudan - ReliefWebPress briefing notes on South Sudan (2 February 2021) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Safety, security of aid workers deteriorated in South Sudan in 2020: UN - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSafety, security of aid workers deteriorated in South Sudan in 2020: UN - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

South Sudan: Towards a Comprehensive Cooperation Between Ethiopia and South Sudan - AllAfrica.comSouth Sudan: Towards a Comprehensive Cooperation Between Ethiopia and South Sudan  AllAfrica.com

Massive outreach in South Sudan yields results; thousands turn to Christ - Mission Network NewsMassive outreach in South Sudan yields results; thousands turn to Christ  Mission Network News

Policy Brief - The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic in South Sudan: An Update - South Sudan - ReliefWebPolicy Brief - The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic in South Sudan: An Update - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Mixed results in first year of South Sudan's RTGoNU - The Star, KenyaMixed results in first year of South Sudan's RTGoNU  The Star, Kenya

South Sudan's Kiir forms Central Equatoria State Government - cgtn.comSouth Sudan's Kiir forms Central Equatoria State Government  cgtn.com

South Sudan: Response scale-up for highly food insecure areas - Situation Report No. 2 (as of 29 January 2021) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Response scale-up for highly food insecure areas - Situation Report No. 2 (as of 29 January 2021) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report No. 152: January-December 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebUNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report No. 152: January-December 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Afcon Qualifiers: Harambee Stars to face South Sudan and Tanzania in friendly matches - Goal.comAfcon Qualifiers: Harambee Stars to face South Sudan and Tanzania in friendly matches  Goal.com

Venezuelan refugees and their receiving communities need funding, not sympathy - Brookings InstitutionVenezuelan refugees and their receiving communities need funding, not sympathy  Brookings Institution

South Sudan: Govt Renews Push to Reduce Power Deficit - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSouth Sudan: Govt Renews Push to Reduce Power Deficit  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

As peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis - Eyewitness NewsAs peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis  Eyewitness News

South Sudan, Kenya battle it out for EAC’s top post - The CitizenSouth Sudan, Kenya battle it out for EAC’s top post  The Citizen

The Rebels Come to Khartoum: How to Implement Sudan's New Peace Agreement - Crisis Group Africa Briefing N°168 | 23 February 2021 - Sudan - ReliefWebThe Rebels Come to Khartoum: How to Implement Sudan's New Peace Agreement - Crisis Group Africa Briefing N°168 | 23 February 2021 - Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan to receive 800, 000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine - CNBCAfrica.comSouth Sudan to receive 800, 000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine  CNBCAfrica.com

EU High Representative raises concerns over human rights and access to aid in Tigray, Ethiopia - EU ReporterEU High Representative raises concerns over human rights and access to aid in Tigray, Ethiopia  EU Reporter

FROM THE FIELD: Poor and vulnerable bear brunt of climate change - UN NewsFROM THE FIELD: Poor and vulnerable bear brunt of climate change  UN News

Western Ethiopia Fighting Sends Thousands Fleeing to Sudan - Voice of AmericaWestern Ethiopia Fighting Sends Thousands Fleeing to Sudan  Voice of America

East Africa Annual Market and Trade Update, 2020 - Burundi - ReliefWebEast Africa Annual Market and Trade Update, 2020 - Burundi  ReliefWeb

South Sudan accounts frozen in fight with Jirongo-linked firm - The StandardSouth Sudan accounts frozen in fight with Jirongo-linked firm  The Standard

Disability & Inclusion Survey, Malakal Protection of Civilians Site (Publication: 15 February 2021, Data collection: March to June 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebDisability & Inclusion Survey, Malakal Protection of Civilians Site (Publication: 15 February 2021, Data collection: March to June 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Hear a house remix of Gordon Koang’s ‘South Sudan’ - NME.comHear a house remix of Gordon Koang’s ‘South Sudan’  NME.com