South Sudan

The Republic of South Sudan is the youngest nation of Africa. Juba is the capital of South Sudan.

It became an independent country in July 2011 seceding from Sudan after decades of war. Its population was estimated 12,340,000 by the United Nation in 2015. The ethno-linguistic composition of South Sudan includes the Dinka, the Nuer, the Bari, the Azande, the Shilluk and the Murle.

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has been the principal force of the liberation struggle and the ruling party since independence. The landlocked country has been gripped by civil war since 2013 following a power struggle between SPLM leaders, mainly President Salva Kiir and his deputy vice President Riek Machar. Machar is expected to be reinstalled as vice President in April 2016 if the two sides follow through the 2015 peace deal.

Read below South Sudan related news and articles.

South Sudan declares world’s first famine since 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 12:28 am

(Council on Foreign Relations) The South Sudanese government and the United Nations declared a famine affecting a hundred thousand people (Sudan Tribune) in Unity state, saying that an additional one million South Sudanese are on the brink of [...]

Breaking| Ethiopia: 3 killed, 5 injured in Gambella’s unrest

Sunday, April 24, 2016 @ 5:27 pm

[Updated with details on the third death] At least three killed, six wounded as riots continue for second day in Ethiopia’s western region Gambella on Sunday. Protests started yesterday in reaction to a killing by a refugee mob. It is to be [...]

Ethiopian troops surrounded S. Sudanese child abductors: Official

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 @ 8:38 pm

Ethiopian troops identified and surrounded the areas where South Sudanese gunmen are keeping the abducted children, officials say. The children were abducted after thousands South Sudanese gunmen attacked in Ethiopia’s western region Gambella. [...]

PM: 108 Ethiopian children abducted by S.Sudanese armed men

Sunday, April 17, 2016 @ 8:50 pm

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn confirmed 108 children are being held hostage, in his first statement since the attack by Sudan Sudanese armed men. A heavily armed group from the Murle tribe of South Sudan attacked several districts of Gambella [...]

Two hundred killed in Ethiopia-South Sudan border areas 

Saturday, April 16, 2016 @ 7:14 pm

An attack by South Sudanese men and Ethiopian retaliations have so far cost at least two hundred lives. Armed men from South Sudan Murle tribe killed hundreds yesterday after attacking three Woredas on Ethiopian’s western region Gambella. [...]

22 million people in the Horn will need food aid by year-end

Thursday, October 29, 2015 @ 9:54 pm

The number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa is projected to increase to 22.1 million people by the end of 2015, while 3 million people are expected to be affected by floods. Currently, about 12 million people – 8.2 million people [...]

S. Sudanese Minister deported from Ethiopia, alleges IGAD bias

Monday, August 10, 2015 @ 8:35 pm

A group of pro-government political parties headed by South Sudan’s Cabinet Minister Martin Elia Lomuro have been deported from Ethiopia in response to Juba preventing opposition leader Lam Akol from traveling to the Addis Ababa talks. Elia [...]

South Sudan: The mediation effort and the current deadlock

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 5:12 pm

(Abel Abate and Dr. Mehari Taddele Maru) It has been a year and few months since the South Sudan conflict erupted and led to the killings of tens of thousands of civilians and the displacement of over two million people, more than 10 percent of the [...]

S.Sudan’s Pres. Salva Kiir has fallen ill in Ethiopia

Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 4:55 pm

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has fallen ill in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, where he was attending talks to end the conflict in his country, a regional official has told the BBC. Aides said Mr Kiir’s condition was not [...]

List | Top Aid recipients in Africa per capita

Saturday, November 29, 2014 @ 2:09 am

Which African countries are big recipients of Official Development Assistance (ODA)[1]? There are a number of ways to compare. One way is to compare the nominal amount of aid received by each country. That puts Ethiopia as the 2nd top aid recipient [...]
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