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.
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Prime Minister Raila Odinga has said the ground breaking ceremony for Lamu Port-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) Corridor will be held in February next year to open up Coast, Eastern and Northern Kenya regions. The PM noted that the [...]
Aid agencies must now plan for worsening humanitarian conditions in Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states where ongoing conflict pitting the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) against the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) has [...]
Ethiopia and South Sudan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Technical Assistance and Cooperation for the placement of sixty civil service support officers (CSSOs) from Ethiopia in South Sudan government offices. The agreement is part of [...]
The Assembly of IGAD: Calls on the UN Security Council to take all appropriate measures to ensure that the regime in Asmara desists from its destabilization activities in the Horn of Africa; Calls on the AU and the UN Security Council to fully [...]