South Sudan, officially known as the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. The country gained its independence from the Republic of the Sudan in 2011, making it the newest country with widespread recognition. Its capital and largest city is Juba.
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has offered to help mediate a political transition in Sudan after the fall of autocratic president Omar al-Bashir to weeks of popular protests, Kiir's office said on.. Reuters - Published
(CNN)Pope Francis has broken with papal protocol by kneeling to kiss the feet of South Sudan leaders at the Vatican. A video released by the Vatican shows an aide on Thursday assisting the 82-year-old..
The two sides of war-ravaged South Sudan will not be able to meet a May 12 deadline to form a unity government because key requirements of a peace deal have not been met, former rebel leader Riek.. Reuters - Published
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) - The military overthrow of Sudan's longtime president quickly has raised concerns about whether the upheaval will destabilize neighboring South Sudan's fragile efforts at peace.. WorldNews - Published
Pope Francis pleaded with South Sudanese government officials Thursday to continue their fragile peace by getting on his hands and knees in a dramatic gesture and kissing their shoes. ...... WorldNews - Published
Pope Francis, in a dramatic gesture after an unprecedented retreat at the Vatican, knelt to kiss the feet of South Sudan's previously warring leaders on Thursday as he urged them to not return to a.. Reuters - Published
The Vatican brought together South Sudanese leaders for 24 hours of prayer and preaching on Wednesday, a last ditch attempt to heal bitter divisions a month before the war-ravaged nation is due to set.. Reuters - Published