The Republic of South Sudan

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The Republic of South Sudan
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The Khor Wakow School Project wants to give all children in the Khor Wakow villages, regardless or age or gender, access to education. We recognize that children learn when their physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs are met. KWSP will work with community elders, families, and the children ...See More themselves to identify ongoing needs in order to improve their lives and increase their hope and faith. Show Less

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South Sudan faces many environmental concerns in light of sustained conflict and desperation within the nation. The largest threats to the health of the environment include soil degradation due to irresponsible agricultural practices and pollution from the oil industry.1 With an economy dependent on oil revenues and a populace dependent on agriculture for jobs and nutritional sustenance, South Sudan is particularly vulnerable to these types of environmental hazards.2 The UNEP is active in Sudan, and it has been able to provide guidance and technical expertise to the development of environmental bills.3

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The Republic of South Sudan News

Food security in South Sudan has further deteriorated due to armed conflict, economic crisis, and below average harvests that were exhausted well before the ongoing lean season. An estimated 6.01 million (50% of the population) people are expected to ... See more..
National Post 
Since last August, about 1.8-million South Sudanese have fled abroad. More than half of them ended up in Uganda. Large numbers have also shown up in Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo. A further two million more South ... See more..
Democracy Now! 
For more, we're joined by journalist Nick Turse, a reporter with The Investigative Fund, spent six weeks reporting from across South Sudan and in refugee camps in neighboring Uganda and the Central African Republic. His new article for Harper's is ... See more..
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Should a genuine cessation of hostilities take hold, buttressed by full implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, revisiting the Mission's mandate and the Regional Protection Force's task would be ... See more..
The Republic 
ARUA, Uganda — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging South Sudan's leaders to end a civil war that has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions of people. After touring a refugee reception area in northern Uganda, Guterres ... See more..
A former integral part of the Sudan, making that country the largest in Africa, the Republic of South Sudan is at a heart-rending crossroads with thousands of its citizens fleeing a bloody military conflict fuelled by ethnic — or better still tribal ... See more..
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KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda's government and the United Nations are appealing for $8 billion to deal with the crisis of refugees from South Sudan. In a statement on World Refugee Day, the U.N. children's fund said the money is needed for emergency aid ... See more..
The Republic 
ABUROC, South Sudan — Albin Koolekheh watched his 4-year-old son die in his arms. He and his family were among tens of thousands of people who escaped a wave of fighting in South Sudan's civil war, only to find themselves living in a filthy camp near ... See more..
The IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government held the 31 st Extra-Ordinary Summit on 12 th June 2017, in Addis Ababa, under the chairmanship of H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and ... See more.. 
"H.E Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda, has been asked by his counterpart H.E Salva Kiir Mayardiit of the Republic of South Sudan to mediate between the different factions of the SPLM/A," she wrote. "This is part of ... See more..
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East-Central Africa; south of Sudan, north of Uganda and Kenya, west of Ethiopia

Total 644,329 sq km


hot with seasonal rainfall influenced by the annual shift of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone; rainfall is heaviest in the upland areas of the south and diminishes to the north
Natural Resources

hydropower, fertile agricultural land, gold, diamonds, petroleum, hardwoods, limestone, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver ;


South Sudanese
11,090,104 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


Industry and infrastructure in landlocked South Sudan are severely underdeveloped and poverty is widespread, following several decades of civil war with Sudan. Subsistence agriculture provides a living for the vast majority of the population. Property rights are tentative and price signals are missing because markets are not well organized. South Sudan has little infrastructure - just 60 km of paved roads. Electricity is produced mostly by costly diesel generators and running water is scarce. The government spends large sums of money to maintain a big army; delays in paying salaries have periodically resulted in riots by unruly soldiers. Ethnic conflicts ...See More have resulted in a large number of civilian deaths and displacement. South Sudan depends largely on imports of goods, services, and capital from the north. Despite these disadvantages, South Sudan does have abundant natural resources. South Sudan produces nearly three-fourths of the former Sudan's total oil output of nearly a half million barrels per day. The government of South Sudan derives nearly 98% of its budget revenues from oil. Oil is exported through two pipelines that run to refineries and shipping facilities at Port Sudan on the Red Sea, and the 2005 oil sharing agreement with Khartoum called for a 50-50 sharing of oil revenues between the two entities. That deal expired on 9 July 2011, however, when South Sudan became an independent country. The economy of South Sudan undoubtedly will remain linked to Sudan for some time, given the long lead time and great expense required to build another pipeline. In early 2012 South Sudan suspended production of oil because of its dispute with Sudan over transshipment fees. This had a devastating impact on GDP, which declined by at least 55% in 2012. South Sudan holds one of the richest agricultural areas in Africa with fertile soils and abundant water supplies. Currently the region supports 10-20 million head of cattle. South Sudan does not have large external debt or structural trade deficits and has received more than $4 billion in foreign aid since 2005, largely from the UK, US, Norway, and Netherlands. Following independence, South Sudan's central bank issued a new currency, the South Sudanese Pound, allowing a short grace period for turning in the old currency. Annual inflation peaked at 79% in May 2012. Long-term problems include alleviating poverty, maintaining macroeconomic stability, improving tax collection and financial management, focusing resources on speeding growth, and improving the business environment. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$10.62 billion (2012 est.); $22.59 billion (2011 est.); $21.16 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

sorghum, maize, rice, millet, wheat, gum arabic, sugarcane, mangoes, papayas, bananas, sweet potatoes, sunflower, cotton, sesame, cassava (manioc), beans, peanuts; cattle, sheep