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
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South Sudan Diplomat Urinates During Live Panel Discussion - Voice of AmericaSouth Sudan Diplomat Urinates During Live Panel Discussion  Voice of America

South Sudan: Program Director - Partnerships and Learning - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Program Director - Partnerships and Learning  ReliefWeb

UN Peacekeepers Test Positive for Coronavirus in South Sudan - Voice of AmericaUN Peacekeepers Test Positive for Coronavirus in South Sudan  Voice of America

South Sudan: Another U.S.-Sponsored, Nation-Building Fiasco - Cato InstituteSouth Sudan: Another U.S.-Sponsored, Nation-Building Fiasco  Cato Institute

South Sudan's central bank cuts benchmark interest rate to 10% - Reuters AfricaSouth Sudan's central bank cuts benchmark interest rate to 10%  Reuters Africa

COVID-19 Potentially Greatest Threat to South Sudan's Already Fragile Health System, Special Representative Warns Security Council - South Sudan - ReliefWebCOVID-19 Potentially Greatest Threat to South Sudan's Already Fragile Health System, Special Representative Warns Security Council - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Logistics Cluster South Sudan Transport Plan as of 6 July 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebLogistics Cluster South Sudan Transport Plan as of 6 July 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

‘I saw so much killing’: the mental health crisis of South Sudan refugees - The Guardian‘I saw so much killing’: the mental health crisis of South Sudan refugees  The Guardian

South Sudan Women Demand Equity in Government - Voice of AmericaSouth Sudan Women Demand Equity in Government  Voice of America

Burundi, South Sudan: East Africa’s weak link in human trafficking - The East AfricanBurundi, South Sudan: East Africa’s weak link in human trafficking  The East African

South Sudan names state governors for unity government - Anadolu AgencySouth Sudan names state governors for unity government  Anadolu Agency

AU donates reusable face masks to South Sudan - cgtn.comAU donates reusable face masks to South Sudan  cgtn.com

South Sudan leaders reach key deal on control of states - Al Jazeera EnglishSouth Sudan leaders reach key deal on control of states  Al Jazeera English

'Arms embargo creates further insecurity in South Sudan' - Anadolu Agency'Arms embargo creates further insecurity in South Sudan'  Anadolu Agency

South Sudan: Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster Monthly Situation Report | 1-31 May 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster Monthly Situation Report | 1-31 May 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Situation in South Sudan - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/536) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSituation in South Sudan - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/536) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

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

South Sudan: Soldiers Kill Civilians in Land Dispute - Human Rights WatchSouth Sudan: Soldiers Kill Civilians in Land Dispute  Human Rights Watch

Covid-19, violence spreading in South Sudan, UN envoy warns - The East AfricanCovid-19, violence spreading in South Sudan, UN envoy warns  The East African

UNMISS renovates COVID-19 Critical Care Center in Bor - South Sudan - ReliefWebUNMISS renovates COVID-19 Critical Care Center in Bor - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Intense fighting in eastern South Sudan once again forces thousands to flee - South Sudan - ReliefWebIntense fighting in eastern South Sudan once again forces thousands to flee - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

What Is Causing South Sudan's Inter-Communal Fighting? - Voice of AmericaWhat Is Causing South Sudan's Inter-Communal Fighting?  Voice of America

South Sudan President Appoints 1 Woman Among 8 Governors, 3 Administrators - Voice of AmericaSouth Sudan President Appoints 1 Woman Among 8 Governors, 3 Administrators  Voice of America

South Sudan Response Plan April 2020–March 2021 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan Response Plan April 2020–March 2021 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Hollow Promises: The Risks of Military Integration in Western Equatoria - South Sudan - ReliefWebHollow Promises: The Risks of Military Integration in Western Equatoria - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #8, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #8, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan's desertification affects lives, ecosystem - Anadolu AgencySouth Sudan's desertification affects lives, ecosystem  Anadolu Agency

South Sudan Oil & Power 2021 - Africa Oil & PowerSouth Sudan Oil & Power 2021  Africa Oil & Power

Thousands Flee ‘Intense Fighting’ in Eastern South Sudan: MSF - The Defense PostThousands Flee ‘Intense Fighting’ in Eastern South Sudan: MSF  The Defense Post

IOM South Sudan External Update - May 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebIOM South Sudan External Update - May 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

The COVID-19 Mortality in South Sudan - South Sudan - ReliefWebThe COVID-19 Mortality in South Sudan - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

7 plagues devastating South Sudan's health system - South Sudan - ReliefWeb7 plagues devastating South Sudan's health system - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Peacekeepers from Mongolia repair hospital in South Sudan - AKIpressPeacekeepers from Mongolia repair hospital in South Sudan  AKIpress

IOM South Sudan: Weekly COVID-19 Situation Report (22 - 28 June 2020) - South Sudan - ReliefWebIOM South Sudan: Weekly COVID-19 Situation Report (22 - 28 June 2020) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan strengthens reporting of deaths due to COVID-19 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan strengthens reporting of deaths due to COVID-19 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

UNHCR South Sudan welcomes the people of Japan's commitment to the most vulnerable - South Sudan - ReliefWebUNHCR South Sudan welcomes the people of Japan's commitment to the most vulnerable - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

World Food Programme resumes direct deliveries of emergency food to South Sudan from Kenya - South Sudan - ReliefWebWorld Food Programme resumes direct deliveries of emergency food to South Sudan from Kenya - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Is This the Last Chance for Peace in South Sudan? Q&A with Daisaku Higashi - South Sudan - ReliefWebIs This the Last Chance for Peace in South Sudan? Q&A with Daisaku Higashi - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

WFP South Sudan School Feeding Programme (June 202) - South Sudan - ReliefWebWFP South Sudan School Feeding Programme (June 202) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

S.Sudan: 84,625 children with acute malnutrition treated - Anadolu AgencyS.Sudan: 84,625 children with acute malnutrition treated  Anadolu Agency

South Sudan, Burundi face expulsion from regional bloc for defaulting annual remittances - cgtn.comSouth Sudan, Burundi face expulsion from regional bloc for defaulting annual remittances  cgtn.com

South Sudan: Fears that hundreds more could die in renewed violence in Jonglei State - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Fears that hundreds more could die in renewed violence in Jonglei State - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Covid-19 preparedness in Wunthou Border, Renk County, South Sudan - South Sudan - ReliefWebCovid-19 preparedness in Wunthou Border, Renk County, South Sudan - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan's Changing Tastes: Conflict, displacement and food imports - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan's Changing Tastes: Conflict, displacement and food imports - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Protecting South Sudanese Refugees from COVID-19 | UNICEF Sudan - UNICEFProtecting South Sudanese Refugees from COVID-19 | UNICEF Sudan  UNICEF

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

UN Human Rights Council 43: Resolution on South Sudan - GOV.UKUN Human Rights Council 43: Resolution on South Sudan  GOV.UK

Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan condemns killing of an aid worker in Lakes and calls for an end to violence - South Sudan - ReliefWebHumanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan condemns killing of an aid worker in Lakes and calls for an end to violence - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

WFP South Sudan Country Brief, May 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebWFP South Sudan Country Brief, May 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: MSF suspends medical activities in Pibor amid another round of intense fighting - Doctors Without BordersSouth Sudan: MSF suspends medical activities in Pibor amid another round of intense fighting  Doctors Without Borders

Situation Overview: Jonglei State, South Sudan January - March 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSituation Overview: Jonglei State, South Sudan January - March 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan - Jamjang: Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Updated May 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan - Jamjang: Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Updated May 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan — Unity State Event Tracking Report: Mayom County, Unity State, 23 June 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan — Unity State Event Tracking Report: Mayom County, Unity State, 23 June 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

The Troika calls on the Government of South Sudan to appoint governors - South Sudan - ReliefWebThe Troika calls on the Government of South Sudan to appoint governors - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: Weekly IPC Pillar Progress Report (15 - 21 June 2020) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: Weekly IPC Pillar Progress Report (15 - 21 June 2020) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

MEDICAL REFERENT – South Sudan – F/M - ReliefWebMEDICAL REFERENT – South Sudan – F/M  ReliefWeb

Project Administration & Logistics Manager - South Sudan - W/M - ReliefWebProject Administration & Logistics Manager - South Sudan - W/M  ReliefWeb

Fighting COVID-19 with Lessons from the Past | UNICEF South Sudan - UNICEFFighting COVID-19 with Lessons from the Past | UNICEF South Sudan  UNICEF

Greater Kapoeta Market Assessment: Kapoeta South County, Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan, February 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebGreater Kapoeta Market Assessment: Kapoeta South County, Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan, February 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan military kills rebel leader - The East AfricanSouth Sudan military kills rebel leader  The East African

UNMISS trains community influencers to raise awareness on COVID-19 in Eastern Equatoria - South Sudan - ReliefWebUNMISS trains community influencers to raise awareness on COVID-19 in Eastern Equatoria - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

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

Lessons for IGAD Mediation Arising from the South Sudan Peace Talks 2013-2015 - South Sudan - ReliefWebLessons for IGAD Mediation Arising from the South Sudan Peace Talks 2013-2015 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: IPC COVID-19 Operational Presence, Completed and ongoing as of 07 May 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan: IPC COVID-19 Operational Presence, Completed and ongoing as of 07 May 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan - Intercommunal violence (DG ECHO, MSF, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 15 June 2020) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan - Intercommunal violence (DG ECHO, MSF, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 15 June 2020) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

African Development Bank approves $4 million grant to bolster South Sudan's COVID-19 response - South Sudan - ReliefWebAfrican Development Bank approves $4 million grant to bolster South Sudan's COVID-19 response - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan Humanitarian Fund Annual Report 2019 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan Humanitarian Fund Annual Report 2019 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

A president and five deputies but South Sudan still cries for leadership - Daily NationA president and five deputies but South Sudan still cries for leadership  Daily Nation

South Sudan - Intercommunal violence (INSO, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 29 June 2020) - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan - Intercommunal violence (INSO, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 29 June 2020) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Child malnutrition worsens as Coronavirus adds to South Sudan's complex crisis - South Sudan - ReliefWebChild malnutrition worsens as Coronavirus adds to South Sudan's complex crisis - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

RJMEC Quarterly Report to IGAD on the status of implementation of the R-ARCSS from 1st January to 31st March 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebRJMEC Quarterly Report to IGAD on the status of implementation of the R-ARCSS from 1st January to 31st March 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan - Reproductive Health Services during COVID-19: Response in refugee settings - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan - Reproductive Health Services during COVID-19: Response in refugee settings - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Leader of new South Sudan rebellion killed in operation - Daily NationLeader of new South Sudan rebellion killed in operation  Daily Nation

Two South Sudanese arrested in Elegu for attacking UPDF soldiers - Daily MonitorTwo South Sudanese arrested in Elegu for attacking UPDF soldiers  Daily Monitor

South Sudan Displacement Crisis - Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Assessment of Hard-to-Reach Areas in South Sudan, March 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebSouth Sudan Displacement Crisis - Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Assessment of Hard-to-Reach Areas in South Sudan, March 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Quarterly Monitoring Report South Sudan 2020 Q1 - South Sudan - ReliefWebQuarterly Monitoring Report South Sudan 2020 Q1 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Humanitarian Situation Monitoring Factsheet for COVID-19 - South Sudan, March 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebHumanitarian Situation Monitoring Factsheet for COVID-19 - South Sudan, March 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Sudan to share govt posts with rebel leaders - Radio DabangaSudan to share govt posts with rebel leaders  Radio Dabanga

PODCAST: Radio renaissance aids teachers in South Sudan during COVID-19 - UN NewsPODCAST: Radio renaissance aids teachers in South Sudan during COVID-19  UN News

Fresh inter-communal fighting leaves 51 dead in S.Sudan - Anadolu AgencyFresh inter-communal fighting leaves 51 dead in S.Sudan  Anadolu Agency

IOM South Sudan: Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness Report | May 2020 - South Sudan - ReliefWebIOM South Sudan: Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness Report | May 2020 - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

South Sudan: UN Peacekeepers Test Positive for Coronavirus - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSouth Sudan: UN Peacekeepers Test Positive for Coronavirus  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

AMDISS Condemns Murder Of Journalist In Tonj, South Sudan - gurtongAMDISS Condemns Murder Of Journalist In Tonj, South Sudan  gurtong

Covid-19: South Sudan cases hit the 2,000 mark - The East AfricanCovid-19: South Sudan cases hit the 2,000 mark  The East African

Health and Nutrition Coordinator - ReliefWebHealth and Nutrition Coordinator  ReliefWeb

How South Sudan military brass wrung state golden goose’s neck - The East AfricanHow South Sudan military brass wrung state golden goose’s neck  The East African

Over 7000 pupils accessed quality education with EU humanitarian funding in South Sudan - South Sudan - ReliefWebOver 7000 pupils accessed quality education with EU humanitarian funding in South Sudan - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

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

Burundi, South Sudan face expulsion from regional bloc - Myjoyonline.comBurundi, South Sudan face expulsion from regional bloc  Myjoyonline.com

IOM South Sudan: Weekly COVID-19 Situation Report (01 - 07 June 2020) - South Sudan - ReliefWebIOM South Sudan: Weekly COVID-19 Situation Report (01 - 07 June 2020) - South Sudan  ReliefWeb

Peta Credlin apologises for inaccurately blaming South Sudanese for coronavirus outbreak - SBS NewsPeta Credlin apologises for inaccurately blaming South Sudanese for coronavirus outbreak  SBS News

Rumours about Egyptian military base in South Sudan - Sudan TribuneRumours about Egyptian military base in South Sudan  Sudan Tribune

Hard Numbers: Australia's cyber defenses, India bans Chinese apps, EU extends Russia sanctions, South Sudan eases a stalemate - GZERO MediaHard Numbers: Australia's cyber defenses, India bans Chinese apps, EU extends Russia sanctions, South Sudan eases a stalemate  GZERO Media

Lancaster woman's appeal to help young girls in Sudan forced into selling their bodies to support families during Covid-19 crisis - Lancaster GuardianLancaster woman's appeal to help young girls in Sudan forced into selling their bodies to support families during Covid-19 crisis  Lancaster Guardian

2nd LD Writethru: Peace operations should assist countries' response to COVID-19, says Chinese envoy - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua2nd LD Writethru: Peace operations should assist countries' response to COVID-19, says Chinese envoy - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Africa: UN Security Council Calls for 90 Days Ceasefire in Conflict Zones - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsAfrica: UN Security Council Calls for 90 Days Ceasefire in Conflict Zones  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Salisbury-Sudan Emergency Appeal launched - Spire FMSalisbury-Sudan Emergency Appeal launched  Spire FM

Is Runtown dating South Sudanese model Adut Akech? [Video] - Pulse NigeriaIs Runtown dating South Sudanese model Adut Akech? [Video]  Pulse Nigeria

Former Cyclone runner is subject of new documentary - Des Moines RegisterFormer Cyclone runner is subject of new documentary  Des Moines Register

UNHCR East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes Region COVID-19 External Update #14 (18 June - 1 July 2020) - Sudan - ReliefWebUNHCR East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes Region COVID-19 External Update #14 (18 June - 1 July 2020) - Sudan  ReliefWeb