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 government figures embezzled $36m: UN panel - Aljazeera.com
  1. South Sudan government figures embezzled $36m: UN panel  Aljazeera.com
  2. Corruption on Epic Scale Robs Future of South Sudan’s People, UN Report Finds  Voice of America
  3. UN Human Rights Council 45: Interactive Dialogue with the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan  GOV.UK
  4. South Sudan government figures embezzled $36 mn: UN panel  Yahoo News
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South Sudan Catholics Return to Church - Voice of AmericaSouth Sudan Catholics Return to Church  Voice of America

Economists Urge New Economic System for South Sudan - Voice of AmericaEconomists Urge New Economic System for South Sudan  Voice of America

South Sudan urges int'l support for peace deal - Anadolu AgencySouth Sudan urges int'l support for peace deal  Anadolu Agency

South Sudan: 'Sacking officials not enough to attend economic woes' - Anadolu AgencySouth Sudan: 'Sacking officials not enough to attend economic woes'  Anadolu Agency

South Sudan: Heavy floods threaten the lives of thousands of people in Greater Pibor Administrative Area - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Heavy floods threaten the lives of thousands of people in Greater Pibor Administrative Area - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

UNICEF and UNESCO welcome the decision to reopen schools in South Sudan - South Sudan - ReliefWebUNICEF and UNESCO welcome the decision to reopen schools in South Sudan - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: Thousands Still Missing - Human Rights WatchSouth Sudan: Thousands Still Missing  Human Rights Watch

Progress on South Sudan peace agreement 'limps along' - Anadolu AgencyProgress on South Sudan peace agreement 'limps along'  Anadolu Agency

UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report No. 148: August 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebUNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report No. 148: August 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: Progress on peace agreement 'limps along', UN envoy tells Security Council - UN NewsSouth Sudan: Progress on peace agreement 'limps along', UN envoy tells Security Council  UN News

UNESCO: Strengthening Policy Implementation for stakeholders through Capacity Building in South Sudan - India Education DiaryUNESCO: Strengthening Policy Implementation for stakeholders through Capacity Building in South Sudan  India Education Diary

South Sudan Unveils Three-Pronged Approach to Fix Its Economy - BloombergQuintSouth Sudan Unveils Three-Pronged Approach to Fix Its Economy  BloombergQuint

UN provides 10 mln USD for flood response in South Sudan - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaUN provides 10 mln USD for flood response in South Sudan - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

South Sudan, Sudan Address Economic Crises - Voice of AmericaSouth Sudan, Sudan Address Economic Crises  Voice of America

Human Rights Council holds dialogues with Commission of Inquiry on Burundi and Commission on human rights in South Sudan, starts dialogue with fact-finding mission on Venezuela - Burundi - ReliefWebHuman Rights Council holds dialogues with Commission of Inquiry on Burundi and Commission on human rights in South Sudan, starts dialogue with fact-finding mission on Venezuela - Burundi  ReliefWeb

South Sudan President Fires Finance Minister Amid Looming Economic Meltdown - Voice of AmericaSouth Sudan President Fires Finance Minister Amid Looming Economic Meltdown  Voice of America

Flooding pushes already devastated South Sudan further to the brink - TimesLIVEFlooding pushes already devastated South Sudan further to the brink  TimesLIVE

South Sudan: WHO and Ministry of Health provide essential training to health care workers thanks to funding from the African Development Bank - World Health OrganizationSouth Sudan: WHO and Ministry of Health provide essential training to health care workers thanks to funding from the African Development Bank  World Health Organization

East Africa: Heavy Rainfall Expected in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsEast Africa: Heavy Rainfall Expected in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

South Sudan lifts sports ban after six months due to COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSouth Sudan lifts sports ban after six months due to COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

South Sudan Peace Activist Receives US Institute of Peace Award - Voice of AmericaSouth Sudan Peace Activist Receives US Institute of Peace Award  Voice of America

In South Sudan, Mixed Reaction to Peace Deal with Rebel Coalition - Voice of AmericaIn South Sudan, Mixed Reaction to Peace Deal with Rebel Coalition  Voice of America

UN begins pullout from South Sudan civilian protection camps - The Associated PressUN begins pullout from South Sudan civilian protection camps  The Associated Press

Situation in South Sudan - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/890) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSituation in South Sudan - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/890) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Police Detain South Sudan Man Accused of Trying to Sell His Children - Voice of AmericaPolice Detain South Sudan Man Accused of Trying to Sell His Children  Voice of America

Journalists' Union Urges South Sudan Security to Free Reporter - Voice of AmericaJournalists' Union Urges South Sudan Security to Free Reporter  Voice of America

'Ugandan Traders In South Sudan Inflated Claims Over Lost Goods' - New Vision'Ugandan Traders In South Sudan Inflated Claims Over Lost Goods'  New Vision

South Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (August 2020) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (August 2020) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudanese teacher sets sights on university for his children - UNHCRSouth Sudanese teacher sets sights on university for his children  UNHCR

South Sudan: Soaring food prices force people to live in refugee camps - Anadolu AgencySouth Sudan: Soaring food prices force people to live in refugee camps  Anadolu Agency

South Sudan Bishops and President Kiir: “Let's work together for peace” - Vatican NewsSouth Sudan Bishops and President Kiir: “Let's work together for peace”  Vatican News

South Sudan Operation Overview - August 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan Operation Overview - August 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan Residents Protest Oil Facilities - Voice of AmericaSouth Sudan Residents Protest Oil Facilities  Voice of America

How Sudan's rebel deal offers lifeline for peace - BBC NewsHow Sudan's rebel deal offers lifeline for peace  BBC News

UNMISS Withdraws Troops from South Sudan IDP Camp - Voice of AmericaUNMISS Withdraws Troops from South Sudan IDP Camp  Voice of America

Ramphosa calls for lifting of economic sanctions on Zimbabwe, South Sudan - Eyewitness NewsRamphosa calls for lifting of economic sanctions on Zimbabwe, South Sudan  Eyewitness News

Sudan, South Sudan officials vow to settle Abyei dispute - South Sudan - ReliefWebSudan, South Sudan officials vow to settle Abyei dispute - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

WFP South Sudan Situation Report #275, 28 August 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebWFP South Sudan Situation Report #275, 28 August 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Congolese mothers trek to safety in South Sudan - UNHCRCongolese mothers trek to safety in South Sudan  UNHCR

President Kenyatta commends progress made in South Sudan, Sudan peace processes - Capital FM KenyaPresident Kenyatta commends progress made in South Sudan, Sudan peace processes  Capital FM Kenya

South Sudan: Ebola lurks, COVID-19 rages - Anadolu AgencySouth Sudan: Ebola lurks, COVID-19 rages  Anadolu Agency

UN Deploys Troops to New Base as Violence Surges in South Sudan - The Defense PostUN Deploys Troops to New Base as Violence Surges in South Sudan  The Defense Post

President Al-Sisi reaffirms Egypt's support for South Sudan - MENAFN.COMPresident Al-Sisi reaffirms Egypt's support for South Sudan  MENAFN.COM

When and Where They Wear Their Mask | UNICEF South Sudan - UNICEFWhen and Where They Wear Their Mask | UNICEF South Sudan  UNICEF

China's peacekeeping police become mainstay in UN operations - Global TimesChina's peacekeeping police become mainstay in UN operations  Global Times

Sudan rebels agree key peace deal to end 17-year conflict: Report - Al Jazeera EnglishSudan rebels agree key peace deal to end 17-year conflict: Report  Al Jazeera English

South Sudan — Central Equatoria State Event Tracking Report: Lainya, Terekeka & Juba County, 04 September 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan — Central Equatoria State Event Tracking Report: Lainya, Terekeka & Juba County, 04 September 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

IOM South Sudan: Bi-Weekly COVID-19 Situation Report Update #21 (24 August – 6 September 2020) - South Sudan - ReliefWebIOM South Sudan: Bi-Weekly COVID-19 Situation Report Update #21 (24 August – 6 September 2020) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report: July 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebUNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report: July 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: Salesian missionaries provide relief supplies as vulnerable populations face virus and economic crisis - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Salesian missionaries provide relief supplies as vulnerable populations face virus and economic crisis - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

WHO South Sudan Annual Report 2019 - South Sudan - ReliefWebWHO South Sudan Annual Report 2019 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Pompeo seeks Sudan breakthrough before US presidential election - Aljazeera.comPompeo seeks Sudan breakthrough before US presidential election  Aljazeera.com

South Sudan: COVID-19 Update, August 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: COVID-19 Update, August 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Sudan Businesses Feel Pinch as Currency Devalues, Inflation Soars - Voice of AmericaSudan Businesses Feel Pinch as Currency Devalues, Inflation Soars  Voice of America

COVID-19: South Sudan's schools set to reopen, minister says - cgtn.comCOVID-19: South Sudan's schools set to reopen, minister says  cgtn.com

African Development Bank Covid-19 Response Grant Is Saving Lives in South Sudan - AllAfrica.comAfrican Development Bank Covid-19 Response Grant Is Saving Lives in South Sudan  AllAfrica.com

South Sudan: Floods - Aug 2020 - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Floods - Aug 2020  ReliefWeb

South Sudan Food Security Outlook Update, August 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan Food Security Outlook Update, August 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: COVID-19 Update, July 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: COVID-19 Update, July 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan Displacement Crisis: Cross-Border Population Movement Factsheet - Renk Port and Road Monitoring Renk County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan (July 2020) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan Displacement Crisis: Cross-Border Population Movement Factsheet - Renk Port and Road Monitoring Renk County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan (July 2020) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

$4 million COVID-19 response grant from AfDB boosts South Sudan’s capacity - Devdiscourse$4 million COVID-19 response grant from AfDB boosts South Sudan’s capacity  Devdiscourse

South Sudan launches the first ever National Strategic Plan on Viral Hepatitis and Treatment and Care Guideline for Hepatitis in South Sudan - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan launches the first ever National Strategic Plan on Viral Hepatitis and Treatment and Care Guideline for Hepatitis in South Sudan - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: Flooding Snapshot (As of 03 September 2020) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Flooding Snapshot (As of 03 September 2020) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan — Event Tracking: Renk County, Upper Nile State (August 2020) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan — Event Tracking: Renk County, Upper Nile State (August 2020) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: UNMISS, September 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: UNMISS, September 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Over 21000 People Killed since UN Global Ceasefire-Resolution - World - ReliefWebOver 21000 People Killed since UN Global Ceasefire-Resolution - World  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: Humanitarian Response Dashboard (January - June 2020) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Humanitarian Response Dashboard (January - June 2020) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

IGAD Executive Secretary Appeal On The Ongoing Flood Disaster In South Sudan - South Sudan - ReliefWebIGAD Executive Secretary Appeal On The Ongoing Flood Disaster In South Sudan - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: On Right of Access to Information and Media - Sudan TribuneSouth Sudan: On Right of Access to Information and Media  Sudan Tribune

Sudan's Government Agrees to Separate Religion and State - Voice of AmericaSudan's Government Agrees to Separate Religion and State  Voice of America

Sudanese church leaders call for speedy implementation of key peace pact - Sight MagazineSudanese church leaders call for speedy implementation of key peace pact  Sight Magazine

IOM South Sudan: Weekly COVID-19 Situation Report Update #20 (17 – 23 August 2020) - South Sudan - ReliefWebIOM South Sudan: Weekly COVID-19 Situation Report Update #20 (17 – 23 August 2020) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Heavy Rainfall Expected In Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya - Geeska Afrika OnlineHeavy Rainfall Expected In Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya  Geeska Afrika Online

Mediation process to end spiraling violence in Jonglei gets underway at peace conference hosted by UNMISS - South Sudan - ReliefWebMediation process to end spiraling violence in Jonglei gets underway at peace conference hosted by UNMISS - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Africa in the news: Sudan peace deal, Ethiopia elections, and Eastern and Southern Africa updates - Brookings InstitutionAfrica in the news: Sudan peace deal, Ethiopia elections, and Eastern and Southern Africa updates  Brookings Institution

The Challenges Facing South Sudan - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] - Voice of AmericaThe Challenges Facing South Sudan - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]  Voice of America

South Sudan Emergency Dashboard, July 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan Emergency Dashboard, July 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #10, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #10, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Safeguarding and Accountability Manager - ReliefWebSafeguarding and Accountability Manager  ReliefWeb

Don't let COVID-19 pandemic derail refugee education - UNHCRDon't let COVID-19 pandemic derail refugee education  UNHCR

Sudan Security Forces Seize Explosives, Bomb-making Materials - Voice of AmericaSudan Security Forces Seize Explosives, Bomb-making Materials  Voice of America

Egypt's Sisi invited to attend signing of long-awaited Sudan peace deal - Politics - Egypt - Ahram OnlineEgypt's Sisi invited to attend signing of long-awaited Sudan peace deal - Politics - Egypt  Ahram Online

AU calls for solidarity with South Sudan against COVID-19 challenges - Daily News EgyptAU calls for solidarity with South Sudan against COVID-19 challenges  Daily News Egypt

Frustrated with non-payment of dues, ONGC exits from Sudan - ETEnergyworld.comFrustrated with non-payment of dues, ONGC exits from Sudan  ETEnergyworld.com

COUNTRY DIRECTOR - ReliefWebCOUNTRY DIRECTOR  ReliefWeb

Australian heavy crude premiums ease - Argus MediaAustralian heavy crude premiums ease  Argus Media

COVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 29 (16 September 2020) - South Africa - ReliefWebCOVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 29 (16 September 2020) - South Africa  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: Malaria Leaves 100 Dead in South Sudan - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSouth Sudan: Malaria Leaves 100 Dead in South Sudan  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

“We will be the ones to build our country” - Norwegian Refugee Council“We will be the ones to build our country”  Norwegian Refugee Council

India’s projects in Africa ‘empower rather than extract’: Jaishankar - Hindustan TimesIndia’s projects in Africa ‘empower rather than extract’: Jaishankar  Hindustan Times

Aid makings its way to flooded communities in northeastern Africa - The Leaven.comAid makings its way to flooded communities in northeastern Africa  The Leaven.com

South Sudan - Covid-19 and Ongoing Violence Has Catastrophic Impact On Civilians - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSouth Sudan - Covid-19 and Ongoing Violence Has Catastrophic Impact On Civilians  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Gas Tanker Truck Accident in Nigeria Kills More than Two Dozen People - Voice of AmericaGas Tanker Truck Accident in Nigeria Kills More than Two Dozen People  Voice of America

COVID-19 robbed refugees 'of the little that they had,' says Salesian - National Catholic ReporterCOVID-19 robbed refugees 'of the little that they had,' says Salesian  National Catholic Reporter

UN Investigators Accuse Burundi of Enacting Strategy to Undermine Elections - Voice of AmericaUN Investigators Accuse Burundi of Enacting Strategy to Undermine Elections  Voice of America

Mohamed Salah to call for connected, quality education for refugee children, at UN General Assembly - UNHCRMohamed Salah to call for connected, quality education for refugee children, at UN General Assembly  UNHCR

Let us be bearers of hope in the midst of pain and suffering - Global Sisters ReportLet us be bearers of hope in the midst of pain and suffering  Global Sisters Report

Effort to Disarm Communities in South Sudan Fuels Deadly Clashes - The New York TimesEffort to Disarm Communities in South Sudan Fuels Deadly Clashes  The New York Times

How Chinese Corruption Spreads Misery Abroad - The American InterestHow Chinese Corruption Spreads Misery Abroad  The American Interest