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 situation: Regional update 16 - 30 April 2017 - South ... - Reliefweb

Reliefweb

South Sudan situation: Regional update 16 - 30 April 2017 - South ...
Reliefweb
*The population and arrival figures are based on best available information at the time of production. UNHCR continues to verify the numbers in all countries and ...
More South Sudanese children are fleeing their country alone ...PRI
Lack Of Clean Water Endangers Health Of Displaced South ...CHANNELS TELEVISION
Lack of clean water endangers displaced South Sudanese ...africanews
TVC News -BBC News
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Why I Became a Rebel Soldier in South Sudan - OZY

OZY

Why I Became a Rebel Soldier in South Sudan
OZY
Other South Sudanese refugees opposed to the Dinka-led government in Juba have been kidnapped and taken back across the border. There are periods when I need to stay indoors the whole week. I've also been forced to move three times since I arrived in ...
Equity sees bleak future for Sh11bn South Sudan bankBusiness Daily (press release) (blog)
UN: South Sudan guilty of killing civilians, possible war crimesEast Africa Monitor
Sudan's Badr Airlines partners Aloor Airlines for Juba opsch-aviation

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If Trump does nothing, 50% of South Sudan's population could soon ... - The Guardian

The Guardian



South Sudan State Partially Closes Border in Ebola Scare - Voice of America

Voice of America

South Sudan State Partially Closes Border in Ebola Scare
Voice of America
State authorities in South Sudan closed part of their border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week in an effort to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola outbreak, declared by the World Health Organization in a remote, northern part of ...

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New WFP leader calls South Sudan's famine 'deplorable' - New Zealand Herald

Oxfam New Zealand (press release) (blog)

New WFP leader calls South Sudan's famine 'deplorable'
New Zealand Herald
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) " The new American director of the World Food Program called the suffering in South Sudan's famine "deplorable" as he visited the country and called on the government to allow aid groups safe access. "We want to feed the hungry ...
"I had never seen anything like this" - Oxfam staffer in South SudanOxfam New Zealand (press release) (blog)
World faces unprecedented famine threat, G7 must take actionReliefWeb

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East Africa: Push South Sudan Into All-Inclusive Dialogue - AllAfrica.com

Black Star News

East Africa: Push South Sudan Into All-Inclusive Dialogue
AllAfrica.com
On Monday, South Sudan president Salva Kiir launched the National Dialogue for peace. The initiative was earlier delayed because there was intent to bring onto the negotiation as many players. A 94-member committee has been inaugurated to steer the ...
South Sudan: SPLA-In Opposition Rejects Kiir's "Dialogue"Black Star News
S. Sudan armed opposition say "one sided" dialogue derails peace dealSudan Tribune

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Kiir opens South Sudan dialogue with unilateral ceasefire - Guardian (blog)

Guardian (blog)

Kiir opens South Sudan dialogue with unilateral ceasefire
Guardian (blog)
South Sudan President Salva Kiir looks on at the headquarters of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in Juba, South Sudan, on May 18, 2017, during the commemoration of SPLA Day. SPLA Day is marked annually in remembrance of a group of ...
President Museveni urges unity in diversity in South SudanIndependent
South Sudan's Kiir declares unilateral ceasefire, prisoner releaseEyewitness News
South Sudan opposition rejects president's peace effortAnadolu Agency
New Vision -Sudan Tribune
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Kenya's Equity closes bank branches in war-torn South Sudan - Daily Mail

Kenya's Equity closes bank branches in war-torn South Sudan
Daily Mail
NAIROBI, May 24 (Reuters) - Kenya's Equity Bank Group has closed more than half of its branches in war-ravaged South Sudan because of a mix of hyperinflation, a battered local currency and an economic slowdown, its chief executive officer said.



Uganda: MPs Want Shs11 Billion Market Constructed At South Sudan Border - AllAfrica.com

Uganda: MPs Want Shs11 Billion Market Constructed At South Sudan Border
AllAfrica.com
Kampala Parliament's Committee on Trade and Tourism has thrown its weight behind plans to construct a Sh11 billion market at the Uganda-South Sudan border in the next Financial Year. Appearing before the Budget Committee for onward transmission ...



Australian aid worker's eye-opening account from South Sudan - UNICEF Australia (blog)

UNICEF Australia (blog)

Australian aid worker's eye-opening account from South Sudan
UNICEF Australia (blog)
Over the past 15 years I've worked with UNICEF in some of the world's biggest emergencies. But the spiralling famine in South Sudan is unlike anything I've ever ...

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