ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Republic of South Sudan

Updated on May 31, 2021
Patkay profile image

Patrick is a dedicated computer technician and writer. He strives to make the world better by informing individuals who seek more knowledge.

Salvar Kiir Mayardit

Salvar Kiir Mayardit - South Sudan's President
Salvar Kiir Mayardit - South Sudan's President | Source

President Salvar Kiir Mayardit

Africa has given birth to a new nation, the Republic of South Sudan. South Sudan is the world’s newest nation (the 193rd country) and the 56th country in Africa.

It was officially born at midnight of July 9, 2011, after seceding from the larger nation of Sudan. The president is Salvar Kiir Mayardit.

This historical achievement has only been realized after many years of civil war that has killed and maimed hundreds of others. The war has also adversely affected the development of South Sudan.

It is a landlocked country in North Africa and as its name suggests, South Sudan has been part of Sudan. This is until they seceded from Sudan on July 9, 2011, after a referendum. It became a sovereign and independent African State.

South Sudan is bordered by Sudan to the North; Ethiopia to the East; Kenya, Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south; and the Central African Republic to the west.

South Sudan Flag

Flag of South Sudan
Flag of South Sudan

African Countries Ought to Support This New Born Nation

It is our hope and prayer that this new nation will be able to achieve rapid developments in all aspects.

We hope they will enjoy the fruits of liberation which have been paid dearly by people’s life and blood.

There is a need for all the African countries to support this newborn Nation. The other nations mustn’t take advantage of this young nation by exploiting it in the name of helping it.

There is also a great need for the African countries to wake up, get their act together.

They must stop all the civil wars and organized criminal activities that are being carried rampantly in many of the African countries.

There is also a lot of bloodsheds, sufferings, and other social injustices that are being subjected to fellow human beings.

As a result, life to most of the inhabitants is unbearable and can only be compared to hell on earth.

Africa Has a Lot of Resources That Need to be Utilized

African leaders have a lot of work to do. Unfortunately, most of the leaders have forsaken their people. They have turned to amassing great wealth and hankering for more power.

These greedy leaders are the ones taking their countries back to retrogression. Africa has a lot of resources like oil, gold, copper, etc and if well utilized can help alleviate the problems facing the African people.

If only African countries can have good leadership, then wars, crimes, hunger, diseases, and other problems can be eradicated.

The Republic of South Sudan President Salva Kiir has a daunting task ahead of him. He must rise above all the challenges he is going to encounter and lead his nation to prosperity.

Now, let us pray for the new African nation of South Sudan. May they get peace and start developing their country. Let them stop the human suffering that has been going on for decades.

Their success will be our success. God bless South Sudan and move it from the least developed countries to the most developed country in the world.

Not Yet Out of The Woods

It is sad that even before the ink on the peace agreement had dried, ethnic clashes broke in South Sudan. This happened in the same year they gained independence.

More than a million people have fled their homes since fighting broke out between rebel and government forces.

President Salva Kiir says it was a coup attempt and thus blaming soldiers loyal to the former Vice-President Riek Machar for the eruption of clashes, but Mr Riek Machar denies this.

A chronology of key events

It is a sad state of affairs that the country has gone back to civil strife. The main reason for war to start is just because of greed.

A lot of killing has taken place and it is still going on without much intervention from the International Community.

You can have a look at a detailed chronology of key events that have taken place over the years.

South Sudan Civil War

A South Sudan combatant with G3 rifle
A South Sudan combatant with G3 rifle | Source

South Sudan Crisis

Do you think Africa will be at anyone time be able to stand on its own?

See results
south sudan:
South Sudan

get directions

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2011 Patrick Kamau


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)