Know your African countries: South-Sudan

The Republic of South Sudan is the world’s youngest nation, officially established on 9th of July 2011. The Southern Sudanese have fought for this independence for decades in an ongoing civil war between the north and south since 1956.

The Republic of South Sudan is located in the northeast region of the continent, bordering six other African nations: Sudan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

South Sudan has an estimated population of 8,260,490 people and is ethnically and culturally diverse with approximately 600 varying ethnic groups existing throughout the country. In addition, there are over 400 different languages spoken. It is a United Nations member state, a member state of the African Union, and a member state of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development.

It is a United Nations member state, a member state of the African Union, and a member state of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development.