The Republic of South Sudan is situated in east-central Africa. It shares a border with Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic. Following a bloody civil war that cost over a million lives, in 2011 South Sudan gained independence from Sudan making it the world’s youngest country. Independence did not result in peace and various challenges still exist.
President: Salva Kiir Mayardiit
Population: 9 million
Languages: English, Arabic, Dinka, Juba Arabic