South Sudan is officially known as the Republic of South Sudan. It is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. The country gained its independence from the Republic of the Sudan in 2011, making it the newest country with widespread recognition. Its capital and largest city is Juba.

South Sudan is bordered by Sudan to the north, Ethiopia to the east, Kenya to the southeast, Uganda to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the southwest and the Central African Republic to the west. It includes the vast swamp region of the Sudd, formed by the White Nile and known locally as the Bahr Al-Jabal, meaning "Mountain Sea".

South Sudan became an independent state on 9 July 2011. It has a population of 12 million, with Christianity as the majority religion.

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South Sudan seeks to revive oil production
11/22/2018

South Sudan seeks to revive oil production

South Sudan has the third largest oil reserves in sub-Saharan Africa, but most of its oil facilities have been destroyed in the civil war that started in 2013 - two years after it seceded from Sudan.

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There was music on every corner of every street in Khartoum
09/23/2018

There was music on every corner of every street in Khartoum

The 1970s and 1980s were thrumming as President Nimeiry coddled artists but times changed when his power was threatened

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South Sudan: Oil revival to boost economic recovery
08/28/2018

South Sudan: Oil revival to boost economic recovery

Affected by the civil war, the country's oil output is expected to reach 210,000 barrels per day by the end of 2018.

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