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, Egypt Ink $26 Million in Bilateral Deals

Thursday, November 27, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

(Philip Aleu) South Sudan and Egypt have signed agreements worth $26.6 million to launch water and technical development projects in South Sudan, a high-ranking official in President Salva Kiir’s office has said. The deals were signed last [...]

The Spillover effect of South Sudan in Gambella, Ethiopia

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 9:16 am

(Dereje Feyissa) Refugee influx and ethnic conflicts Gambella is one of the most conflict-ridden regions in Ethiopia. One of the most contentious issues is the politics of numbers that has locked two of the region’s major ethnic groups, the Anuak [...]

Text of IGAD’s 15 days ultimatum to S.Sudanese factions

Sunday, November 9, 2014 @ 3:34 pm

Intergovernmental Authority on Development Resolutions by the 28th Extraordinary Summit of the IGAD Heads of State and GovernmentAddis Ababa7 November 2014 The IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government held its 28th Extra-Ordinary Summit on 6th [...]

Rights groups and ICG call for arms embargo on South Sudan

Friday, November 7, 2014 @ 12:45 am

Human Rights watch urged Horn of Africa’s nations to lobby for arms embargo on South Sudan. HRW cited a petition signed by “more than 50 South Sudanese and international human rights and humanitarian organizations”. The statement [...]

Briefing: South Sudan heads towards famine

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 @ 1:11 am

(IRIN) More than a third of South Sudan’s population is at risk of severe food insecurity as a result of the ongoing conflict, and the international community, NGOs and local organizations are sounding the alarm over an impending famine. Since [...]

Ethiopia threatens to withdraw peace-keeping troops from Abyei

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 @ 1:07 am

The Ethiopian government has warned it may not continue to provide military support to the peacekeeping mission in the oil producing Abyei region, which is claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan. According to an internal report by the United Nations, [...]

S. Sudan: President, Rebel leader Agree on Immediate Truce

Saturday, May 10, 2014 @ 11:03 pm

(William Davison) South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace accord that seeks to end more than five months of fighting, as they met for the first time since the clashes began. The agreement signed in [...]

South Sudan’s Kiir Agrees to Meet Rival as UN Weighs Options

Sunday, May 4, 2014 @ 1:23 am

(Nicole Gaouette, William Davison and Sangwon Yoon) South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir agreed to hold talks with rebel leader Riek Machar, as the United Nations Security Council is seeking to end a four-month conflict mired in ethnic violence. [...]

EU says African force only way to stop South Sudan killing

Friday, May 2, 2014 @ 1:22 am

(William Davison) An East African force charged with preventing fresh fighting in South Sudan could have its first troops in the country in a month, the European Union’s regional envoy said. The United Nations Security Council in two weeks may [...]
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