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: Widows of war turn to beauty salon for survival | News ... - Aljazeera.com

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South Sudan: Widows of war turn to beauty salon for survival | News ...
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They are among the thousands who are the sole breadwinners, after their husbands were killed during the country's devastating four-year conflict.

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At least 45 killed in ethnic fighting in South Sudan – official - EWN - Eyewitness News

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At least 45 killed in ethnic fighting in South Sudan – official - EWN
Eyewitness News
The death toll is likely to climb as the area is remote and officials are still trying to gather information on the incident.
Over 60 killed in South Sudan cattle battlesTimes LIVE
60 die in livestock battle in South SudaneNCA
Death toll from South Sudan clashes hits 90Anadolu Agency
Sudan Tribune -Gulf Today
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Women take to streets to demand end to South Sudan war | News ... - Aljazeera.com

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Women take to streets to demand end to South Sudan war | News ...
Aljazeera.com
Hundreds of women covered their mouths with tape on Saturday as they took to the streets in South Sudan's capital, Juba, to demand an end to their country's war and the suffering of its people. Carrying posters and signs that read "Bring back our peace ...
Mystery behind release of Kenyans from South Sudan jail :: Kenya ...The Standard
Humanitarian situation in South Sudan getting worse - Crux NowCrux: Covering all things Catholic
South Sudan wants thousands sheltering in U.N. camps to leave ...The Philadelphia Tribune
Sudan Tribune -TRT World
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South Sudanese refugee children to get education support - New Vision

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South Sudanese refugee children to get education support
New Vision
A total of 3,000 South Sudanese refugee children in Uganda will receive free education support up to university level as long as the tension in south Sudan remains. The children in the refugee settlements of Palabek settlement and reception centre in ...



Is Jieng Council of Elders responsible for South Sudan crisis? - Sudan Tribune

Is Jieng Council of Elders responsible for South Sudan crisis?
Sudan Tribune
Silence means acceptance! It takes less than a minute for one to come across Jieng council of elders' meddle on national affairs as they claim. Either through social media or news outlets. So, it has become famous in the country and beyond as a group ...

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ISS: Can South Sudan's peace agreement be revitalised? - defenceWeb

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ISS: Can South Sudan's peace agreement be revitalised?
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Overall, these obstacles to the peace initiative in South Sudan are not surprising. Since the conflict erupted, different initiatives such as ceasefire agreements, the reunification of the SPLM/A, the deployment of a regional protection force, and the ...



Podcast: Peacekeeping And Protection in South Sudan - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Podcast: Peacekeeping And Protection in South Sudan
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
7 December 2017 – Defending the vulnerable from attack is one of the important duties of a UN peacekeeper, but what do you do when you come across a secret safe that may contain weapons, hidden away in a camp designed to protect civilians? That's one ...



Over 40 killed in South Sudan ethnic clashes - africanews

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Over 40 killed in South Sudan ethnic clashes
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The death toll is likely to climb even as the UN mission in South Sudan UNMISS estimates more than 50 dead. UNMISS says it has dispatched a military patrol to the area to establish the level of destruction and the impact on civilians. “We hope to ...



South Sudanese rights group call to release political detainees ... - Sudan Tribune

South Sudanese rights group call to release political detainees ...
Sudan Tribune
The 10 December usually marks the international human rights day. SSHURSA notes with concern the massive human rights violations in South Sudan by the warring parties particularly willfully perpetrated by the government forces. In other countries ...

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S. Sudan's Kiir snubs IGAD envoy over pre-forum process - Sudan Tribune

S. Sudan's Kiir snubs IGAD envoy over pre-forum process
Sudan Tribune
December 10, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan president Salva Kiir has written a letter to the chairperson of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), seeking ways to end the ongoing civil war, which has displaced more than two million people ...

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