Southern Sudan

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جنوب السودان‎
Janūb as-Sūdān
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CapitalJuba
GovernmentAuthoritarian
Language[[Arabic & English]] (official)
PresidentSalva Kiir Mayardit
Area239,285 sq mi
Population 7.5 to 11 million (2009)


Southern Sudan (or Arabic: جنوب السودان‎, Janūb as-Sūdān), officially known as the Government of South Sudan is formerly part of the Republic of the Sudan. Following a referendum in January 2011, the region became an independent state in July 2011. One area is still disputed by North and South Sudan, province of Abyei is rich in natural resources which both sides claim. The Darfur region is the South's northern border. Northern Sudan and Muslim militias talk of retaking the mostly Christian South. The region's autonomous status is a condition of a peace agreement between the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army and the Government of Sudan represented by the National Congress Party ending the Second Sudanese Civil War. The conflict was Africa's longest running civil war.

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Government and Political Conditions

Principal Government Officials

  • President--Salva Kiir Mayardit
  • Vice President--James Wani Igga
  • Minister of Agriculture and Forestry--Betty Achan Ogwaro
  • Minister of Animal Resources and Fisheries--Martin Elia Lomuro
  • Minister of Cabinet Affairs--Deng Alor Koul
  • Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment--Garang Diing Akuong
  • Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports--Nadia Arop Dudi
  • Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs--John Kong Nyuon
  • Minister of Education, Science and Technology--Joseph Ukel Abango
  • Minister of Electricity and Dams--David Deng Athorbei
  • Minister of Environment--Alfred Lado Gore
  • Minister of Finance and Economic Planning--Kosti Manibe Ngai
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation--Nhial Deng Nhial
  • Minister of Gender, Social Welfare and Religious Affairs--Agnes Kwaje Lasuba
  • Minister of Health--Michael Milly Hussein
  • Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology--Peter Adwok Nyaba
  • Minister of Housing, Physical Planning and Environment--Jema Nunu Kumba
  • Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management--Joseph Lual Acuil
  • Minister of Information and Broadcasting--Barnaba Marial Benjamin
  • Minister of Internal Affairs--Alison Manani Magaya
  • Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources--Paul Mayom Akec
  • Minister of Justice--John Luk Jok
  • Minister of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development--Kowng Danher Gatluak
  • Minister of National Security--Oyay Deng Ajak
  • Minister of Parliamentary Affairs--Michael Makuei Lueth
  • Minister of Petroleum and Mining--Stephen Dhieu Dau
  • Minister of Roads and Bridges--Gier Chuang Aluong
  • Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services--Madut Biar Yel
  • Minister of Transport and Roads--Agnes Poni Lokudu
  • Minister of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism--Gabriel Changson Chang

Foreign Relations

Southern Sudan is an ally of Israel.[1] It has a bad relationships with Sudan.

Geography

Southern Sudan officially consists of the ten states which formerly composed the three historic Provinces of Bahr el Ghazal, Equatoria, and Upper Nile. The region contains abundant natural resources; petroleum, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver, gold, and hydropower. South Sudan also exports timber to the international market. 85% of petro is produced within Southern Sudan. [2]

History

Since December 2013 the ethnic groups of Dinka, to that also president Salva Kiir Mayardit belongs, fight the Nuers.[3]

See Also

references

  1. http://www.frontpagemag.com/2012/daniel-pipes/south-sudan-israels-new-ally/
  2. Southern Sudan, absoluteastronomy.com
  3. http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/un-says-mass-grave-34-found-south-sudan
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