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 Sudanese peace talks in Ethiopia extended in the hope warring parties can reach agreement - ReliefWeb

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South Sudanese peace talks in Ethiopia extended in the hope warring parties can reach agreement
ReliefWeb
FRANCESCA MOLD. The pain of the people of South Sudan who have endured five years of civil war was palpable during an inter-faith prayer session at peace talks underway in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Priests and members of their congregations wept as ...
South Sudanese women demand representation on peace talksafricanews
South Sudan peace talks showing little progress: officialsSudan Tribune
Little Progress on South Sudan Peace TalksNew Delhi Times

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Delegates Mull Over IGAD Proposal for South Sudan - Voice of America

Voice of America

Delegates Mull Over IGAD Proposal for South Sudan
Voice of America
South Sudan's warring parties are expected to sign a proposal drafted by Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) mediators that addresses many of the major sticking points that have prevented a peace deal. Delegates from the parties spent ...
WFP lauds China's food aid to South Sudan - Xinhua | English.news ...Xinhua
After years of fighting, the US puts South Sudan's leaders on notice ...Oxfam America (press release) (blog)
S. Sudan proposes creation of third vice president's positionSudan Tribune
The Daily Star -Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release) -East African Business Week
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South Sudan Displacement Crisis: Maban Road Monitoring - Doro Camp, Maban County, Upper Nile State, South ... - ReliefWeb

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South Sudan Displacement Crisis: Maban Road Monitoring - Doro Camp, Maban County, Upper Nile State, South ...
ReliefWeb
CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY. Maban County is located in Upper Nile State and borders the Blue Nile region in Sudan. Since 2011, insecurity in Blue Nile and South Kordofan has resulted in largescale displacement. To date, over 250,000 refugees have ...



Sudan, South Sudan Abyei oversight committees to meet this month - Sudan Tribune

Sudan, South Sudan Abyei oversight committees to meet this month
Sudan Tribune
May 22, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese committee for the administration of Abyei area Tuesday said it has received an invitation from the African Union to meet with its South Sudanese counterpart on 30 May in Abyei. Ownership of Abyei, a disputed ...



Politics, Power and Chiefship in Famine and War: A study of the former Northern Bahr el-Ghazal state, South Sudan - ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb

Politics, Power and Chiefship in Famine and War: A study of the former Northern Bahr el-Ghazal state, South Sudan
ReliefWeb
South Sudan's civil war has spread across the country, fueling economic collapse and food shortages, and sending millions of residents fleeing across its borders. Although the former Northern Bahr el-Ghazal State has escaped the worst excesses of the ...



Logistics Cluster South Sudan - Transport Plan as of 21 May 2018 - ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb

Logistics Cluster South Sudan - Transport Plan as of 21 May 2018
ReliefWeb
This is a live document and is only intended to display tentative transportation plans, based on the best information available at the time of publication. It may be revised or updated (without notice) as the situation changes and new information ...



Local School on a mission to help South Sudan - The Post Newspaper (press release)

The Post Newspaper (press release)

Local School on a mission to help South Sudan
The Post Newspaper (press release)
Now a local school is helping them out so that they can continue to provide health care to those in Tonj, South Sudan. In 2017, Pukekohe Christian School (PCS) made a commitment to develop the mission focus of the school, by supporting missionaries ...



Helping S Sudan move forward - The Daily Star

Helping S Sudan move forward
The Daily Star
Seven years into its independence, the youngest country in the world still remains one of the most violent. South Sudan's civil war, provoked by ethnic divide, has so far killed as many as 300,000 people and displaced almost a quarter of its 12 million ...



AfDB's Say No To Famine project extended to South Sudan and Soma - East African Business Week

AfDB's Say No To Famine project extended to South Sudan and Soma
East African Business Week
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has yet gained moved to support hunger stricken countries in East Africa, the Bank has released US$ 34.8m and US$ 43.8m grant for Somalia and South Sudan respectively. The African Development Bank (AfDB) has ...



Despite corrupt regime, cutting off aid to South Sudan isn't the right move - Devex

Devex

Despite corrupt regime, cutting off aid to South Sudan isn't the right move
Devex
WASHINGTON Cutting off United States aid to South Sudan would not have the intended effect of punishing the government and instead would create further hardship for civilians in the civil war-torn country, humanitarians say. The Trump administration ...
The depths of despair in South SudanAljazeera.com (blog)
US aid group says 8 abducted staffers freed in South SudanKKTV 11 News
Evidence abounds that protocol will not salvage comatose South SudanThe Standard
Roads and Kingdoms -Tampabay.com
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