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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Republic of South Sudan is Africa's Youngest Republic

The Republic of South Sudan is Africa's Youngest Republic

The Republic of South Sudan is Africa's Youngest Republic


The Republic of South Sudan is the 193rd member state of the United Nations and the 54th member state of the African Union. Between the Governments of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement Peace, talks resulted in a Comprehensive Peace Agreement, signed on January 9, 2005. 

The Republic of South Sudan is Africa's Youngest Republic

As part of this agreement, the south was granted a six-year period of autonomy to be followed by a referendum on final status. The result of this referendum, held in January 2011, was a vote overwhelmingly in favor of secession. Independence was attained on July 9, 2011, by South Sudan. 


South Sudan has little infrastructure, about 10,000 kilometers of roads, but just 2% of them paved. Nevertheless, South Sudan does have abundant natural resources. South Sudan holds one of the richest agricultural areas in Africa, with fertile soils and abundant water supplies. Poverty and food insecurity have risen due to the displacement of people caused by the conflict. 

With famine spreading, 66% of the population in South Sudan is living on less than about $2 a day, up from 50.6% in 2009, according to the World Bank. About 80% of the population lives in rural areas, with agriculture, forestry, and fishing providing the livelihood for a majority of the households. Much of rural sector activity is focused on low-input, low-output subsistence agriculture.

South Sudan


Since independence July 9, 2011, South Sudan has struggled with good governance. Organizations across South Sudan have seized the opportunity by establishing forums to discuss key constitutional reforms. 

These civic dialogues center on creating a more democratic and inclusive government; addressing key issues such as equitable distribution of public goods and services and guarantees of civil and political liberties; and economic and social rights, including the role of women and youth.


In December 2013, a conflict between government and opposition forces killed tens of thousands and led to a dire humanitarian crisis with millions of South Sudanese displaced and food insecure. The warring parties signed a peace agreement in August 2015 that created a transitional government of national unity in April 2016. However, in July 2016, fighting broke out in Juba between the two principal signatories, plunging the country back into conflict.



South Sudan Flag

Do you know about the Flag of South Sudan:

Red: Blood that was shed by the liberation struggle martyrs.

White: Peace attained after many years of the liberation struggle.

Blue: Waters of the Nile River, a source of life for the country.

Green: The countries natural resources.

Black: Black African skin.

Yellow: Star guiding the country and its citizens.


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