Featured stories about South Sudan
South Sudanese marathoner Guor Marial will not carry his country's flag during the London Olympics. South Sudan, which gained independence last year, is not recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
Less than a year since declaring its independence in July 2011 to become the world's newest country, South Sudan continues to face a humanitarian crisis especially in the wake of recent tribal clashes.
- South Sudan: Free At Last! 10 July 2011
- Sudan: Southern Sudan becomes Africa's newest nation 9 February 2011
- Sudan: Southern Sudan Referendum: Africa (Dis)United? 19 January 2011
- Sudan: Southern Sudan Referendum in Photos 10 January 2011
Latest stories about South Sudan
2 September 2013
Many Italians are already criticising RAI 1's humanitarian aid reality TV show in development, several months before it is scheduled to air.
11 July 2012
South Sudanese have just celebrated their first anniversary of independence. South Sudan's independence was declared on 9 July, 2011 when it became world’s newest country. This is a roundup of...
31 May 2012
South Sudan declared its independence on 9 July 2011 to become the world's newest country. We have compiled a list of blogs with regular reports, analyses, updates, and opinions relating...
3 May 2012
In the wake of the secession of South Sudan from Sudan in July 2011 and the recent clashes between the two countries over the oil-rich region of Heglig, citizens of...
16 March 2012
The United States has arrested actor George Clooney and his father Nick at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington DC. Arab Twitter users register their protest on their...
7 March 2012
Abdoulaye Bah interviews Mohamed Keita who runs the Africa desk of the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1981 to promote press freedom worldwide by defending...
27 January 2011
A referendum took place in Southern Sudan from 9 January to 15 January 2011 on whether the region should remain a part of Sudan or become Africa's new independent state....
9 January 2011
Voters in Southern Sudan went to the polls today to decide whether to separate or remain part of Sudan. This is a roundup of tweets related to the referendum. You...
Today's independence referendum in Sudan has put the country on the radar in the Arabic twitterosphere. From Saudi Arabia to Palestine, Arab tweeps are discussing Sudan's unity, division and resources.
8 January 2011
Voters in Southern Sudan will vote in a referendum that is mostly likely to split Africa's largest country into two. If Southern Sudan separates, African states will therefore increase from...