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's opposition leader warns of return to civil war - The Associated Press
  1. South Sudan's opposition leader warns of return to civil war  The Associated Press
  2. UNSC to support South Sudan peace agreement  Anadolu Agency
  3. UN Security Council visit to South Sudan provides a fresh opportunity to secure lasting peace - South Sudan  ReliefWeb
  4. South Sudan's Machar says unlikely to be part of unity government by Nov. 12  Reuters
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South Sudan's Unity Government Is Delayed by 100 Days. What's Next? - Foreign Policy
  1. South Sudan's Unity Government Is Delayed by 100 Days. What's Next?  Foreign Policy
  2. South Sudan: What's delaying the unity government?  Al Jazeera English
  3. South Sudan: Waiting for a unity government  DW (English)
  4. Welcoming Extension of Pre-Transitional Period in South Sudan, Secretary-General Urges Parties to Make Further Progress on Security, State Boundaries - South Sudan  ReliefWeb
  5. As South Sudan religious leaders push peace, pope dangles a visit  Crux: Covering all things Catholic
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South Sudan Has 100 More Days to Transition to New Government - Human Rights WatchSouth Sudan Has 100 More Days to Transition to New Government  Human Rights Watch

Leaders In South Sudan Again Postpone Creating Unity Government - NPRLeaders In South Sudan Again Postpone Creating Unity Government  NPR

A scramble for safety in flooded South Sudan town - The New HumanitarianA scramble for safety in flooded South Sudan town  The New Humanitarian

Pope Francis 'hopes to visit South Sudan next year' - BBC NewsPope Francis 'hopes to visit South Sudan next year'  BBC News

South Sudan: Ebola Preparedness Dashboard (October 2019) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Ebola Preparedness Dashboard (October 2019) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

What will happen when South Sudan's UN camps close? - DevexWhat will happen when South Sudan's UN camps close?  Devex

Germany Donates Millions to WFP for South Sudan Flooding - VOA NewsGermany Donates Millions to WFP for South Sudan Flooding  VOA News

South Sudan official upbeat on new China-aided health infrastructure project - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSouth Sudan official upbeat on new China-aided health infrastructure project - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Africa in the news: US – Africa updates, South Sudan unity government, and Mauritius elections - Brookings InstitutionAfrica in the news: US – Africa updates, South Sudan unity government, and Mauritius elections  Brookings Institution

South Sudan Rival Leaders Delay New Government by 100 Days - VOA NewsSouth Sudan Rival Leaders Delay New Government by 100 Days  VOA News

Will South Sudan finally be able to clinch lasting peace in 100 days? - FRANCE 24Will South Sudan finally be able to clinch lasting peace in 100 days?  FRANCE 24

South Sudan faces crisis in forming new coalition government - Associated PressSouth Sudan faces crisis in forming new coalition government  Associated Press

South Sudan Silences a Witness to Its Horrors - The New York TimesSouth Sudan Silences a Witness to Its Horrors  The New York Times

South Sudan lost 7,640 children to Pneumonia in 2018: report - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSouth Sudan lost 7,640 children to Pneumonia in 2018: report - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

South Sudan Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (1-30 September 2019) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (1-30 September 2019) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Last Man Standing: An Analysis of South Sudan's Elongated Peace Process - South Sudan - ReliefWebLast Man Standing: An Analysis of South Sudan's Elongated Peace Process - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan Leaders Again Postpone Creation of Unity Government - VOA NewsSouth Sudan Leaders Again Postpone Creation of Unity Government  VOA News

South Sudan Infographic (October 2019) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan Infographic (October 2019) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Journalists in South Sudan at risk ahead of formation of government of national unity - Amnesty InternationalJournalists in South Sudan at risk ahead of formation of government of national unity  Amnesty International

Aid groups navigate uncertainty ahead of South Sudan unity government deadline - DevexAid groups navigate uncertainty ahead of South Sudan unity government deadline  Devex

Opposition forces in Panyume laud UNMISS' peace advocacy efforts - South Sudan - ReliefWebOpposition forces in Panyume laud UNMISS' peace advocacy efforts - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster - Site Profile | Wau Collective Centres, September 2019 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster - Site Profile | Wau Collective Centres, September 2019 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Correction: South Sudan-Fragile Peace story - Associated PressCorrection: South Sudan-Fragile Peace story  Associated Press

UN Security Council calls for South Sudan leaders to speed up action on peace deal - UN NewsUN Security Council calls for South Sudan leaders to speed up action on peace deal  UN News

South Sudan Bishops: Pope Francis' gesture urging peace should not be in vain - Vatican NewsSouth Sudan Bishops: Pope Francis' gesture urging peace should not be in vain  Vatican News

Mabuza in Uganda for South Sudan consultations - defenceWebMabuza in Uganda for South Sudan consultations  defenceWeb

Women demand inclusion in South Sudan peace process - South Sudan - ReliefWebWomen demand inclusion in South Sudan peace process - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan's 'Women of Courage' - Vatican NewsSouth Sudan's 'Women of Courage'  Vatican News

South Sudan President Declares State of Emergency for Flood Victims - Voice of AmericaSouth Sudan President Declares State of Emergency for Flood Victims  Voice of America

Peace process in jeopardy as tensions rise in South Sudan - The Christian Science MonitorPeace process in jeopardy as tensions rise in South Sudan  The Christian Science Monitor

UN migration agency appeals to South Sudan group to free volunteer worker and child - UN NewsUN migration agency appeals to South Sudan group to free volunteer worker and child  UN News

'Unique opportunity' to resolve border dispute between Sudan, South Sudan - UN News'Unique opportunity' to resolve border dispute between Sudan, South Sudan  UN News

'Emergency unfolding' in flooded South Sudan - BBC News'Emergency unfolding' in flooded South Sudan  BBC News

South Sudan: Justice for war crimes must not be delayed any longer - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Justice for war crimes must not be delayed any longer - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan's Machar seeks delay to unity government - Al Jazeera EnglishSouth Sudan's Machar seeks delay to unity government  Al Jazeera English

Opposition forces in Eastern Equatoria continue registrations at cantonment sites - South Sudan - ReliefWebOpposition forces in Eastern Equatoria continue registrations at cantonment sites - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Can Pope Francis' 'prophetic kiss' protect the peace process in South Sudan? - America MagazineCan Pope Francis' 'prophetic kiss' protect the peace process in South Sudan?  America Magazine

South Sudan Leaders Agree to a Delay in Peace Pact Deadline - BloombergSouth Sudan Leaders Agree to a Delay in Peace Pact Deadline  Bloomberg

Norway increases support for crisis-hit population of South Sudan - South Sudan - ReliefWebNorway increases support for crisis-hit population of South Sudan - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

In Tombura, UNMISS works with faith groups to foster peaceful coexistence - South Sudan - ReliefWebIn Tombura, UNMISS works with faith groups to foster peaceful coexistence - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: Seasonal Floods Analysis Maps October 2019 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Seasonal Floods Analysis Maps October 2019 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Floods threaten to derail South Sudan's recovery - The New HumanitarianFloods threaten to derail South Sudan's recovery  The New Humanitarian

Statement of the Troika Embassies in Juba, South Sudan - GOV.UKStatement of the Troika Embassies in Juba, South Sudan  GOV.UK

490,000 children affected by devastating floods in South Sudan - UNICEF490,000 children affected by devastating floods in South Sudan  UNICEF

South Sudan Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala Pushes for Peace - TIMESouth Sudan Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala Pushes for Peace  TIME

South Sudan President, Opposition Leader to Meet - VOA NewsSouth Sudan President, Opposition Leader to Meet  VOA News

UPDATE 1-South Sudan to offer oil blocks for licensing by Q1 2020 - ReutersUPDATE 1-South Sudan to offer oil blocks for licensing by Q1 2020  Reuters

Oil Industry Revival in South Sudan Hinges on Fragile Peace Pact - BloombergOil Industry Revival in South Sudan Hinges on Fragile Peace Pact  Bloomberg

South Sudan Declares Emergency as Floods Hit One Million People - BloombergSouth Sudan Declares Emergency as Floods Hit One Million People  Bloomberg

Forced Child Marriage Must Be Stopped Says South Sudanese Child Activist - Inter Press ServiceForced Child Marriage Must Be Stopped Says South Sudanese Child Activist  Inter Press Service

Ethiopia Wants to Pivot Oil Purchases to South Sudan From Middle East - BloombergEthiopia Wants to Pivot Oil Purchases to South Sudan From Middle East  Bloomberg

U.S., UK and Norway urge South Sudan to meet deadline for transitional government - ReutersU.S., UK and Norway urge South Sudan to meet deadline for transitional government  Reuters

South Sudan: Thousands of people at risk due to severe flooding - Doctors Without BordersSouth Sudan: Thousands of people at risk due to severe flooding  Doctors Without Borders

South Sudan: Physical Access Constraints Map as of 08 Nov 2019 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Physical Access Constraints Map as of 08 Nov 2019 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: Humanitarian Coordinator visits flooded areas, calls for $61 million to respond to immediate needs - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Humanitarian Coordinator visits flooded areas, calls for $61 million to respond to immediate needs - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan Education and Peace Building focuses on teacher training - The Presbyterian OutlookSouth Sudan Education and Peace Building focuses on teacher training  The Presbyterian Outlook

Unprecedented flooding affects thousands of locals, refugees in South Sudan - UNHCRUnprecedented flooding affects thousands of locals, refugees in South Sudan  UNHCR

Troika urges South Sudanese leaders to meet deadline - Anadolu AgencyTroika urges South Sudanese leaders to meet deadline  Anadolu Agency

South Sudan: Food Security Outlook October 2019 to May 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Food Security Outlook October 2019 to May 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

What federal system is suitable for South Sudan? - Sudan TribuneWhat federal system is suitable for South Sudan?  Sudan Tribune

Friday's Daily Brief: Afghan mosque killings, Syrians flee violence, South Sudan floods, Ukraine human trafficking, antisemitism rises, Guterres on Mozambique poll - UN NewsFriday's Daily Brief: Afghan mosque killings, Syrians flee violence, South Sudan floods, Ukraine human trafficking, antisemitism rises, Guterres on Mozambique poll  UN News

South Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (September 2019) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (September 2019) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Malawi vs South Sudan live streaming: Watch the AFCON qualifier online, preview, prediction & odds - 101 Great GoalsMalawi vs South Sudan live streaming: Watch the AFCON qualifier online, preview, prediction & odds  101 Great Goals

South Sudan: Seasonal Flooding Update #3, As of 05 November 2019 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Seasonal Flooding Update #3, As of 05 November 2019 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Key considerations: cross-border dynamics between South Sudan and DRC - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebKey considerations: cross-border dynamics between South Sudan and DRC - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Climate change sparks 'hunger crisis' from Angola to South Sudan - Telegraph.co.ukClimate change sparks 'hunger crisis' from Angola to South Sudan  Telegraph.co.uk

Germany supports humanitarian activities and flood response in South Sudan - South Sudan - ReliefWebGermany supports humanitarian activities and flood response in South Sudan - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan's former child soldiers struggle to move on - Associated PressSouth Sudan's former child soldiers struggle to move on  Associated Press

South Sudanese Teacher Working with Refugees of All Ages - VOA Learning EnglishSouth Sudanese Teacher Working with Refugees of All Ages  VOA Learning English

UN warns of unfolding emergency in flooded South Sudan - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaUN warns of unfolding emergency in flooded South Sudan - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

US sanctions South Sudanese businessmen - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceUS sanctions South Sudanese businessmen - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Floods in South Sudan worsen a catastrophic humanitarian crisis - Vatican NewsFloods in South Sudan worsen a catastrophic humanitarian crisis  Vatican News

South Sudan: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated September 30, 2019 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated September 30, 2019 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Policy Brief: South Sudan Peace Process: The Challenge to the Implementation of the R-ARCSS - South Sudan - ReliefWebPolicy Brief: South Sudan Peace Process: The Challenge to the Implementation of the R-ARCSS - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Extreme Flooding Impacts Somalia And South Sudan | Here & Now - WBURExtreme Flooding Impacts Somalia And South Sudan | Here & Now  WBUR

People stranded, cut off from care in severe flooding in east and northeast South Sudan | MSF - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) InternationalPeople stranded, cut off from care in severe flooding in east and northeast South Sudan | MSF  Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

South Sudan: Internews Bentiu e-Bulletin (October 24, 2019) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Internews Bentiu e-Bulletin (October 24, 2019) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: Salesian missionaries provide education and social programs to more than 4000 children - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Salesian missionaries provide education and social programs to more than 4000 children - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Strengthening disease surveillance and outbreak response in South Sudan to save lives - South Sudan - ReliefWebStrengthening disease surveillance and outbreak response in South Sudan to save lives - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #10, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #10, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Still in danger: Women and girls face sexual violence in South Sudan despite peace deal - South Sudan - ReliefWebStill in danger: Women and girls face sexual violence in South Sudan despite peace deal - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan floods: 800000 people desperately need food, water and shelter - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan floods: 800000 people desperately need food, water and shelter - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: devastating flooding displaced thousands of people - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: devastating flooding displaced thousands of people - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

World Vision South Sudan: Situation Report | September 1 - September 30, 2019 - South Sudan - ReliefWebWorld Vision South Sudan: Situation Report | September 1 - September 30, 2019 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan expels AP journalist Sam Mednick - Minneapolis Star TribuneSouth Sudan expels AP journalist Sam Mednick  Minneapolis Star Tribune

TB Joshua Visits South Sudan, Leads President in Prayer for Peace - The Maravi PostTB Joshua Visits South Sudan, Leads President in Prayer for Peace  The Maravi Post

Uganda: Security Personnel Monitoring South Sudan Refugees - AllAfrica.comUganda: Security Personnel Monitoring South Sudan Refugees  AllAfrica.com

South Sudan: Internews Bentiu e-Bulletin (October 07, 2019) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Internews Bentiu e-Bulletin (October 07, 2019) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Energy investment key to rebuilding South Sudan - Oil and Gas Industry Latest NewsEnergy investment key to rebuilding South Sudan  Oil and Gas Industry Latest News

South Sudan - National EVD preparedness plan April-September 2019 (Addendum) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan - National EVD preparedness plan April-September 2019 (Addendum) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Unprecedented flooding affect 200,000 people in S.Sudan - Anadolu AgencyUnprecedented flooding affect 200,000 people in S.Sudan  Anadolu Agency

Awok's story: A South Sudanese refugee in Sudan - Sudan - ReliefWebAwok's story: A South Sudanese refugee in Sudan - Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: Seasonal Flooding Snapshot, As of 21 October 2019 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Seasonal Flooding Snapshot, As of 21 October 2019 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

P.E.I. reservist returns to the Island after serving six months in South Sudan - The GuardianP.E.I. reservist returns to the Island after serving six months in South Sudan  The Guardian

WHO South Sudan Annual Report 2018 - South Sudan - ReliefWebWHO South Sudan Annual Report 2018 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

US $10m allocated for construction of hospital in South Sudan - Construction ReviewUS $10m allocated for construction of hospital in South Sudan  Construction Review

Second Level-2 Field Hospital dispatched to South Sudan - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Second Level-2 Field Hospital dispatched to South Sudan  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

South Sudan parties agree to delay transitional government for 100 days - Sudan TribuneSouth Sudan parties agree to delay transitional government for 100 days  Sudan Tribune