About South Sudan

About South Sudan

Capital: Juba
Population Estimate: 11,193,725 million (Source: World Bank)
Area: 619, 745 square kilometers
Borders: Sudan (north), Ethiopia (east), Kenya (south), Uganda (south east)
Independence Day: July 9, 2011
President: Salva Kiir Mayardiit
Major Religion: Roman Catholic Christians
Other Common Religions: Traditional African Beliefs and Animism
Currency: South Sudanese Pound
Key Challenges: Civil wars, Governance, Insecurity, Corruption, Natural Resource
Interesting Fact: South Sudan depends on its oil reserves for revenue

Country Analysis


April 2019

More than four million people have been forced to flee their homes over the last couple of years, 200,000 of ...

March 2019

With the conflict now entering its sixth year, more than 2.2 million people have been forced to flee and seek ...

February 2019

Ongoing cash and fuel shortages continue to impact response delays and refugee protection in South Sudan. Cash shortages have been ...

December 2018

Background South Sudan’s year has been marked by a major positive development: the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the ...