south-sudan

Capital: Juba

Population estimate: 12.23 million

Area: 619, 745 square kilometers

Borders: Sudan (north), Ethiopia (east), Kenya (south), Uganda (south east)

Independence day: 9 July 2011

President: Salva Kiir Mayardiit

Main Communities: Dinka, Nuer

Official language: English

Other common languages: Arabic, Dinka, Nuer

Currency: Sudanese pound

Key issues: Civil wars, governance, insecurity, corruption, natural resource conflicts

Interesting fact: The country depends on its oil reserves for revenue

In brief

Kiir, Malong disagree on return to Juba

Kiir, Malong disagree on return to Juba

Monday October 1, 2018 – Friday October 5, 2018
President Kiir appoints United Nations-blacklisted general as Deputy Defence Minister

President Kiir appoints United Nations-blacklisted general as Deputy Defence Minister

Monday September 24, 2018 – Friday September 28, 2018
Dr. Machar rejects Kiir’s offer to visit Juba

Dr. Machar rejects Kiir’s offer to visit Juba

Monday, September 17, 2018 – Friday, September 21, 2018
Plane crash kills 20 in South Sudan

Plane crash kills 20 in South Sudan

Monday, September 10, 2018 – Friday, September 14, 2018
South Sudan army accused of gross human rights violations, report

South Sudan army accused of gross human rights violations, report

Monday, September 3, 2018 – Friday, September 7, 2018

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