South Sudan

During peak migration season, the Sudd is home to over 1.2 million white-eared kobs, a species of antelope.

Sudan was the stage for Africa’s longest civil war, running for twenty years until the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed in 2005.

An estimated US$2 billion of aid is required to support the millions of displaced and impoverished people in Sudan.

Between 9th and 15th January 2011, South Sudanese citizen voted on their succession from the North to become a new country.

98% of South Sudan’s annual budget comes from oil.

There are over 200 different ethnic groups in South Sudan, the largest being the Dink and Nuer.

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