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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: Government, rebels sign cease-fire deal

Friday, January 24, 2014 @ 10:41 pm

(William Davison) The government and rebels in South Sudan signed a cease-fire to end five weeks of fighting that killed as many as 10,000 people and was described by a senior United Nations official as “a horror.” The warring parties agreed to [...]

Real reasons behind South Sudan crisis

Monday, January 20, 2014 @ 2:33 am

* The escalating crisis proves that secession is not a panacea for peace and democracy. While the situation in Somalia remains fragile, the Republic of Sudan and the State of Eritrea face a precarious future. Most dreadful for the entire region, [...]

South Sudan Rebels Seize Oil-Rich State’s Capital

Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 9:22 pm

(William Davison) South Sudanese rebels said they captured Malakal, the capital of oil-rich Upper Nile state, as talks aimed at securing a cease-fire in the nation’s four-week-old conflict continued for a second day. Opposition forces loyal to [...]

The single solution to South Sudan’s problems

Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 10:09 pm

(Maker Mayek Riak) As the fighting continues in full swing in South Sudan, there is a growing amount of commentary that has been made and more is still in the making about the genesis of the problems and how best they can be resolved. Two accounts [...]

South Sudan: Curfew imposed after ‘attempted coup’

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 @ 5:43 am

South Sudan President Salva Kiir announced an overnight curfew for civilians Monday after what he characterized as a failed coup attempt. Barrages of gunfire broke out at two presidential guard barracks in the capital, Juba, in the early hours of [...]

S. Sudan urges Ethiopian PM to embrace Meles’s legacy

Monday, August 26, 2013 @ 6:56 pm

The Special Envoy of the President of the Republic and South Sudan’s Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin has said the late Prime Minister of Ethiopia Meles Zenawi was the voice of the voiceless in Africa. Dr. Benjamin was [...]

Nile| Ethiopia: Parliament unanimously ratifies Entebbe treaty

Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

(Daniel Berhane) Ethiopian Parliament passed a law to ratify the Nile Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement (a.k.a. the Entebbe treaty) and make it part of the domestic law today with a unanimous vote. The Treaty – an out come of ten years [...]

Nile | Ethiopia pokes Egypt taking the last step to ratify CFA

Sunday, April 21, 2013 @ 12:44 am

Ethiopian Parliament referred the Nile Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement (CFA) to its Standing committee on Thursday, bringing  the ratification one session away. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam reservoir The CFA is the first ever multilateral [...]

Nile: South Sudan and regional consensus on the Nile waters

Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 2:30 am

“South Sudan does not recognize, and I underline does not recognize, the content of the 1959 [Nile Water] agreement”. These were the words, last week, of South Sudan’s Water and Irrigation Minister Paul Mayom. In further proof of [...]

South Sudan rejects pro-Egypt Nile water treaties

Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 2:22 am

South Sudan has expressed its opposition to a 1959 Nile Water agreements between Sudan and Egypt. The country said it was already on its way to join the Cooperative Framework agreement, which Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania signed in [...]
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