Country: South Sudan

As the newest nation in Africa and the world, South Sudan is land-locked and situated between Central, North, and East Africa. South Sudan became independent from Sudan on July 9, 2011 after a referendum in January of that same year.

Intriguing Questions

    1. What is the interplay between South Sudan's geography, natural resources and its history?
    2. How has the colonial experience of South Sudan and Sudan affected the current moment?
    3. What are viable paths to peace in South Sudan?
    4. What is South Sudan's role in the region? Globally? Past and present?
    5. How do South Sudanese make a living?

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Current News Items

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News Links

Rift Valley Institute

South Sudanese Government

Government of South Sudan *not updated since 2014

Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning

Southern Sudan Commission for Census, Statistics and Evaluation

International Organizations

FAO Profile

FAO Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture


World Health Organization.

World Bank

BBC Country Profile

UN Human Development Indicators

US Government

CIA World Fact Book

Famine Early Warning System Network


U.S. State Department