South Sudan Factbook

An Introduction to the Newest County on Earth

Also available in Deutsch

9 July 2011 was a landmark day for Africa and the world. It was the day that introduced a new player to international politics by giving birth to the planet’s newest nation: The Republic of South Sudan. As the day that marked the end of Africa’s longest running civil war, 9 July 2011 was full of hope and recommencement. However, it also marked the beginning of a troublesome story: South Sudan’s internal struggles for national unity and enduring peace. This country report not only offers a collection of current, reliable, and valid data, it also provides a clear and accessible narrative.


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