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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Reverse Course in South Sudan - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

Reverse Course in South Sudan
U.S. News & World Report
As the grim tolls of death and destruction mount rapidly in South Sudan, the lack of any kind of coherent international peace strategy is becoming more and more painfully evident. The deadly zero-sum power struggle for control of the kleptocratic state ...
In South Sudan, preparing young generation for young country's futureChristian Science Monitor
South Sudan deports three American journalistsTheCable
South Sudan censors press by blanking out articles, restricts reporters in civil warFirstpost
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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South Sudan Church leaders visit refugees in Ethiopia - Vatican Radio - Vatican Radio

Vatican Radio

South Sudan Church leaders visit refugees in Ethiopia - Vatican Radio
Vatican Radio
South Sudan Church leaders visit refugees in Ethiopia - The South Sudan’s Council of Churches (SSCC) has issued a Pastoral message of Hope to the ...

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The world's youngest nation has canceled independence day for the second year in a row - Quartz

Quartz

The world's youngest nation has canceled independence day for the second year in a row
Quartz
South Sudan, riven by conflict and famine, has again canceled celebrations for its independence day on July 9. Last year, the government also canceled celebrations because of a lack of funds. “We are not celebrating… because our situation does not ...



Global response needed for South Sudan famine | Commentary ... - The Philadelphia Tribune

BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)

Global response needed for South Sudan famine | Commentary ...
The Philadelphia Tribune
On Feb. 20, the United Nations declared a state of famine in South Sudan. Manmade crisis and conflict had left 4.9 million in need of urgent food assistance and ...
UNICEF requires $251m to fight poverty in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, YemenBusinessDay (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)
South Sudan prevents famine but world still facing historic hunger threatHumanosphere
People in South Sudan are dying and Canada needs to examine its prioritiesOrangeville Banner
Washington Post -Independent
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The South Sudan crisis | News24 - News24

News24

The South Sudan crisis | News24
News24
We were two of the many who played small roles in South Sudan's journey to independence as observers of the seminal electoral events in the world's newest ...
South Sudan cancels independence day for second yeareNCA
Broke South Sudan cancels independence celebrations for second year in a rowafricanews
South Sudan rebels warn of “imminent collapse of Juba regime ...South Sudan News Agency
International Business Times UK
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Football can heal South Sudan, says FA boss - BBC Sport - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Football can heal South Sudan, says FA boss - BBC Sport
BBC Sport
The new head of South Sudan's Football Association Francis Amin believes he can use the game to unite a fractured nation.

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South Sudan armed opposition rules out national dialogue participation - africanews

africanews

South Sudan armed opposition rules out national dialogue participation
africanews
South Sudanese armed opposition Sudan People's Liberation Movement SPLM-IO has rejected calls to join the country's National Dialogue process launched by President Salva Kiir. Leader of SPLM-IO, self-exiled in South Africa, said in a letter dated June ...



The Melbourne uni student doing business in one of the most dangerous countries in the world - NEWS.com.au (blog)

NEWS.com.au (blog)

The Melbourne uni student doing business in one of the most dangerous countries in the world
NEWS.com.au (blog)
The 23-year-old's company AMS Clothing provides football jerseys to some of the poorest countries in Africa, with a focus on South Sudan. So how did an Australian end up becoming the official kit supplier for 10 nations and a host of football clubs ...



'I buried my smallest one under a bush': starvation and sorrow in ... - The Guardian

Voice of America

'I buried my smallest one under a bush': starvation and sorrow in ...
The Guardian
When Mary Cholil sought food and shelter after her village was torched, her three-year-old daughter died. In a country ravaged by hunger and conflict, such ...
South Sudan Famine Eases, but Millions Still Food-insecureVoice of America
More South Sudanese going hungry but country no longer in famine - UNThe Star, Kenya
IPCInfo: News detailIntegrated Food Security Phase Classification
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Gift gives relief to South Sudan - Cedar Valley Daily Times

Cedar Valley Daily Times

Gift gives relief to South Sudan
Cedar Valley Daily Times
VINTON – On Sunday, June 25th, Bethlehem Lutheran Church presented the June 2017 gift of $104 to the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) to help the church deliver immediate relief to South Sudan. Since 2013, the people of South Sudan ...