Homepage


IDPs_and_refugees_OCHA_infographic_2014_04_28

Welcome to SouthSudanCivics.info (SSCinfo), a new and growing resource for citizens, students, officials and others concerned with South Sudan.

The website draws together published information about social and political matters. Its purpose is to promote human welfare and basic rights by helping us learn more about the processes involved and so engage with them better.

Visitors are invited to participate by adding reflections and further information on the pages. We also seek volunteer staff and consultants to help with content creation. Meanwhile, please explore.

More ►

Page type Extract Updated
Snippet 2014/07/15. Fees on Sudanese transhumant animals in Upper Nile State are being reduced. The fees are reportedly levied by a non-governmental Pastoralists Union.... More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/06/15. A US report is released which finds that GRSS has ‘not demonstrated any will or capacity’ to investigate atrocities or hold perpetrators accountable.... More ► 3 years ago
Bibliography item ABA Rule of Law Initiative. 2014/06. Assessment of Justice, Accountability and Reconciliation Measures in South Sudan. More ► 3 years ago
Bibliography item Mapuor Malual Manguen. 2014/07/14. The Conspiracy behind South Sudanese Mysterious peace Talks. More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/07/14. Tonj civil hospital has run out of injectable drugs, while Tonj town is virtually cut off by rains on poor roads. The problem of drug supply seems to.... More ► 3 years ago
Bibliography item Jérôme Tubiana. 2014/07/14. Civil Society and the South Sudan Crisis. More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/07/11. The EU orders a freeze on any EU assets of generals Santino Deng (SPLA) and Peter Gadet (SPLA-IO) for violating the agreed ceasefire.. More ► 3 years ago
Bibliography item RSF. 2014/07/11. Media freedom on hold in South Sudan because of civil war. More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/07/09. President Kiir warns that federalism would lead to expulsion of certain ethnic groups from certain states, such as Dinka from Equatoria. Referring to.... More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/06/26. An interim report is submitted by the AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan. It was originally due to have made a final report by now, but it.... More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/06. A large consignment of weapons is shipped by Norinco (a Chinese company) to GRSS.. More ► 3 years ago
Bibliography item Chaloka Beyani. 2014/05/14. Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani: Mission to South Sudan (Advance Unedited Version). More ► 3 years ago
Bibliography item Agok Takpiny. 2014/06/28. How The Rampant Embezzlement Can Be Wrestled Mr President. More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/07/07. Juba curfew-breakers are to be shot dead by order of the Council of Ministers, says Interior Minister Aleu Ayieny Aleu. However for several days it.... More ► 3 years ago
Bibliography item Hilde F. Johnson. 2014/07/08. [Parting statement as SRSG to South Sudan]. More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/07. Vice-president Wani visits China and receives pledges of USD 24 million aid, including USD 1.4 for the Kiir Mayardit Maternity Hospital. Various aid.... More ► 3 years ago
Bibliography item Juma Mabor Marial. 2014/07/08. IGAD and International Community (TRIOKA) are not doing enough to end Conflict in South Sudan. More ► 3 years ago
Bibliography item Ricardo Blaug. 2010. How Power Corrupts: Cognition and Democracy in Organisations. More ► 3 years ago
Bibliography item Sirir Gabriel Yiei Rut. 2014/07/08. Fighting Egos and Paranoia in South Sudan. More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/07/07. President Kiir launches renewed upgrade work on Juba airport, accusing former ministers of embezzling funds previously allocated for the purpose. The.... More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/07/07. Security forces confiscate the daily print run of the Citizen newspaper. Editor Nhial Bol Aken believes this is partly because it included a.... More ► 3 years ago
Bibliography item Thon Awan. 2014/07/07. Corruption in the Office of the President!. More ► 3 years ago
Bibliography item Alex de Waal. 2014/07/01. Is South Sudan “the World’s Most Failed State?”. More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/07/01. Riek Machar and a delegation from SPLM-IO visit South Africa, where Riek has a meeting with President Zuma.. More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/07/04. Jonglei state has cancelled its agreement with OCHA, the UN's humanitarian coordination agency, over dispute about relative quantities of food.... More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/06/14. The Agriculture ministry aims to eliminate food shortages by 2018 using mechanized farming methods.. More ► 3 years ago
Bibliography item Jack Lino Wuor Abeyi. 2014/06. South Sudan: Federalism And Prisoner’s Dilemma. More ► 3 years ago
Bibliography item Daniel Akech Thiong. 2014/06/06. Why SSP Gained Agains USD After Dec. 15, 2014. More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/07/03. The Governors of the Equatorian states insist that the debate on federalism should continue, despite apparent attempts by the central authorities to.... More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/07/04. Equatorians in the army and police are being disarmed, says the governor of CES.. More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/07/02. Bilateral arrangements with Sudan, including an agreement on customs and immigration, are strengthened in a visit to Khartoum by the Interior.... More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/07/02. The Finance Minister tables an annual budget for South Sudan in parliament. The amount is reduced from SSP 17.3 billion in 2013-4 to SSP 11.3 billion.... More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/06/24. South Sudan displaces Somalia as the world’s most fragile state, according to the new edition of the index compiled by the Fund For Peace, a US-based.... More ► 3 years ago
Editorial blog

3 July 2014. The Catholic Radio Network reports that a new ante-natal hospital donated by President Salva Kiir is opening in Rumbek. The report does not make clear whether this is a personal gift.... More ►

3 years ago
Snippet 2014/07/02. The National Security Service confiscates the day’s print run of the Juba Monitor newspaper, apparently because it is covering the debate over.... More ► 3 years ago
Bibliography item Beny Gideon Mabor. 2014/07/04. The dilemma of IGAD-led peace process for South Sudan. More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/06/16. GRSS and SPLM-IO both boycott a scheduled session of peace talks: SPLM-IO because it was unhappy about the IGAD mediators' method of selecting.... More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/06/16. Only two out of Juba‘s eight public electricity generators are working. Funds have just been released by the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs to buy.... More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/05/31. Emergency schooling during the crisis since December 2013 has reached about 110,000 children. But many schools suffer from gross overcrowding, and.... More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/06. Eden money transfer business has been hard hit by lack of business following widespread non-payment of government salaries during the recent civil.... More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/06. More than a thousand SPLA soldiers desert their posts in Jonglei apparently as a result of non-payment of wages for as much as much as six months.. More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/06/06. IGAD organizes a ‘multi-stakeholder symposium’ in Addis Ababa ‘to initiate an inclusive phase of the peace process in South Sudan’. The event.... More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/06/10. An extraordinary summit of IGAD heads of state and government deplores continued flagrant breaches of the South Sudan cessation of hostilities.... More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/06. China is consigning humanitarian aid through the SSRRC (Relief and Rehabilitation Commission): non-food items like tents, mosquito nets and solar.... More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/06. The rate of HIV among people tested in Morobo County and Yei River County health facilties has risen sharply.. More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/06/05. The caretaker governor of Lakes orders chiefs and county commissioners to recruit 800 youth per county into the SPLA, and recruit them by force if.... More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/06/03. Thousands of IDPs at Melijo (20km from Nimule, Magwi County) are reported in dire need of medical care and other assistance. The EES health minister.... More ► 3 years ago
Bibliography item Global Witness. 2014/06. South Sudan: The call for a moratorium on new oil contracts. More ► 3 years ago
Snippet 2014/06. Shortage of judges in WES results in long detention for many suspects before they can be tried. The shortage is partly because many judges took leave.... More ► 3 years ago
Bibliography item Peter Adwok Nyaba. 2014/06/01. [Letter to Salva Kiir] Subject: Resignation from the SPLM. More ► 3 years ago
Subscribe to SSCinfo's latest items
The following articles are the ones which have most recently been edited. Long articles may have been truncated on this page. You can access the original pages by clicking on the 'Read more' links.
Snippet

Snippet: Fees on Sudanese transhumant animals in Upper Nile State are being red....

Snippet: 
Fees on Sudanese transhumant animals in Upper Nile State are being reduced. The fees are reportedly levied by a non-governmental Pastoralists Union in the state, and the high level has apparently discouraged migration or payment by herders from Sennar, White Nile and Blue Nile States.
Snippet

Snippet: A US report is released which finds that GRSS has ‘not demonstrated ....

Snippet: 
A US report is released which finds that GRSS has ‘not demonstrated any will or capacity’ to investigate atrocities or hold perpetrators accountable. It recommends (among other things) a new internationally-driven investigation mechanism. See Biblio item on ‘Assessment of Justice, Accountability and Reconciliation Measures in South Sudan'. The report's conclusions are broadly endorsed by a US State Department official.
Bibliography item

Bibliography item: ABA Rule of Law Initiative (2014/06) "Assessment of Justice, Accountability and Reconciliation Measures in South Sudan". (Report). American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative.

Mini-review: 

21-page report. Probably the most authoritative assessment so far that GRSS has failed seriously to investigate the atrocities since December 2013 or move to prosecute perpetrators. Reporting fears that the AU Commission of Inquiry might deflect such investigation and prosecution, the report calls for a new mechanism involving professional investigation teams with a UN Chapter VII mandate. It also calls for international reinforcement of the National Platform for Peace and Reconciliation (NPPR) initiative. (The report was funded but not necessarily endorsed by the US State Department.)

Bibliography item

Bibliography item: Mapuor Malual Manguen (2014/07/14) "The Conspiracy behind South Sudanese Mysterious peace Talks". (Article). PaanLuel Wël.

Mini-review: 

Surmises that the slow progress of peace talks reflects a lack of interest by neighbours (Sudan, the AU, IGAD) in peace. The mediation approach seems complicated deliberately to make things move slowly.

Snippet

Snippet: Tonj civil hospital has run out of injectable drugs, while Tonj town i....

Snippet: 
Tonj civil hospital has run out of injectable drugs, while Tonj town is virtually cut off by rains on poor roads. The problem of drug supply seems to be more general, in Warrap state at least.

Pages

Subscribe to SouthSudanCivics.info
The following statistics for South Sudan are shown along with the years for which they were assessed. For further information, click on the links in green font. Hover the cursor over a statistic value to see a selected component or comparison. For a larger collection of statistics with search options, click 'Statistics' in the left hand menu.
Topic Year Indicator Value Source Details
agriculture 2009
Agricultural population (% of households whose main source of livelihood was crop or animal farming)
83
Stat 915
agriculture 2012
Cereal production (thousand tonnes, net of losses and seed use)
850
Stat 903
agriculture 2008-2011
Cereal yield (tonnes harvested per hectare)
0.8
4-year average calculated from data in FAO and WFP, 2013 p. 25
Stat 912
agriculture 2013
Pre-harvest cereal deficit (thousand tonnes)
370
Stat 902
agriculture 2010
Proportion of land used for agriculture (%)
4.2
FAO, 2010 cited in NBS, 2012 p.5
Stat 911
business 2010
Businesses with more than 10 employees (number of businesses identified in state capitals)
260
Business Survey Listing, 2010 cited in NBS, 2012, p. 73
Stat 905
demographics 2008
Life expectancy at birth (years)
58
2008 census cited in NBS, 2012, p. 18
Stat 898
demographics 2008
Population (millions)
8.3
2008 census reported in CBS and SSCCSE, 2009
Stat 894
demographics 2013
Population (millions)
11
NBS, 2012, p. 17
Stat 895
demographics 2008
Proportion of population living in urban areas (%)
17
2008 census cited in NBS, 2012a p.9
Stat 914
demographics 2013
Proportion of population under the age of 15 years (%)
46
Stat 897
education (primary and secondary) 2009
Gender parity ratio in primary education attendance (proportion of females compared with males)
0.7
Stat 883
education (primary and secondary) 2009
Gender parity ratio in secondary education attendance (proportion of females compared with males)
0.4
Stat 884
education (primary and secondary) 2010
Primary school gross enrolment (enrolled students as % of 6-13 year-olds)
69
Stat 825
education (primary and secondary) 2010
Secondary school net enrolment (% of 14-17 year-olds enrolled)
1.6
GOSS, 2011, p. 63
Stat 809
environmental protection 2009
Solid fuel use (% of households using wood, charcoal or grass for cooking)
100
Stat 877
food security 2012
Cereal production (thousand tonnes, net of losses and seed use)
850
Stat 903
food security 2008-2012
Food insecure households (as % of all households, 5-year average)
43
5-year average calculated from FAO and WFP, 2013 p.40
Stat 804
food security 2013
Pre-harvest cereal deficit (thousand tonnes)
370
Stat 902
food security 2009
Undernourishment (% of population not consuming enough for an acceptable level of dietary energy)
47
Stat 882
freedom of speech 2013/05
Proportion of people who agree it is generally not acceptable to talk negatively about the government in public (%)
58
IRI, 2013, p.32
Stat 1019
gender 2012
Female representation in national parliament (% of seats held by women in National Legislative Assembly)
27
Stat 885
gender 2009
Gender parity ratio in primary education attendance (proportion of females compared with males)
0.7
Stat 883
gender 2009
Gender parity ratio in secondary education attendance (proportion of females compared with males)
0.4
Stat 884
governance quality 2012
Resource Governance Index (rank among 58 resource-rich countries)
50
Stat 1090
health 2010
Infant mortality rate (deaths in first year of life per 1000 live births)
75
SHHS II cited in NBS, 2012, p. 45.
Stat 814
health 2006
Maternal mortality rate (per 100,000 live births)
2,054
Stat 831
health 2010
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births)
1,000
UN-MMEIG estimate cited by WHO/EMRO, 2010 p.110
Stat 879
health 2010
Measles immunization coverage (% of 1-year-olds immunized)
26
SHHS II cited in NBS, 2012, p. 47
Stat 860
health 2011
Measles immunization coverage (% of 1-year-olds immunized)
64
Stat 861
health 2010
Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel (%)
18
Stat 890
health 2009
Solid fuel use (% of households using wood, charcoal or grass for cooking)
100
Stat 877
health 2010
Under-5 mortality rate (deaths per 1000 live births)
105
SHHS II cited in NBS, 2012, p. 45
Stat 830
health 2010
Under-5s severely underweight (%)
12
SHHS II cited in NBS, 2012, p. 46
Stat 832
health 2009
Undernourishment (% of population not consuming enough for an acceptable level of dietary energy)
47
Stat 882
HIV/AIDS 2012
HIV prevalence (% of the population infected with HIV)
2.6
GOSS/WHO ante-natal care sentinel surveillance study report, cited by Gurtong, 2013/03/22
Stat 1369
illiteracy 2009
Literacy rate (% among people aged 15-24)
40
NBHS cited in SSCCSE, 2010, p.50
Stat 880
inequality 2009
Gini coefficient (on household consumption levels)
47
Stat 791
inequality 2009
Share of national consumption by poorest 20% of the population (%)
4
NBS, 2012a pp. 11, 57
Stat 881
information technology 2009
Phone ownership (% of households owning a phone)
19
NBHS reported in NBS, 2012a p.56
Stat 900
livelihoods and employment 2009
Agricultural population (% of households whose main source of livelihood was crop or animal farming)
83
Stat 915
livelihoods and employment 2010
Businesses with more than 10 employees (number of businesses identified in state capitals)
260
Business Survey Listing, 2010 cited in NBS, 2012, p. 73
Stat 905
livestock 2009
Cattle population (millions)
12
FAO livestock estimate 2009 cited in FAO and WFP, 2013 p. 29
Stat 913
oil 2012
Resource Governance Index (rank among 58 resource-rich countries)
50
Stat 1090
poverty 2009
Poverty gap (people's mean distance below the national poverty line, %)
24
Stat 794
poverty 2009
Poverty incidence (% of people below national poverty line)
51
Stat 793
press freedom 2012
World Press Freedom Rank (Ranking out of 179 countries)
124
Stat 983
public attitudes 2013/05
Proportion of people who affirm South Sudan is 'heading in the right direction' (%)
47
Stat 1018
public finance 2010
Exports (USD billions)
9.6
NBS, 2012, p. 76
Stat 906
public finance 2011
GDP per person (USD)
1,800
Stat 908
public finance 2011
GDP (USD billions)
19
Stat 907
sanitation 2010
Improved sanitation (% of households using)
7.4
SHHS II cited in NBS, 2012, p. 53
Stat 870
urbanization 2008
Proportion of population living in urban areas (%)
17
2008 census cited in NBS, 2012a p.9
Stat 914
water 2010
Distance from drinking water: % of households more than 30 minutes away (one way trip)
50
SHHS II cited in NBS, 2012, p. 54
Stat 899
water 2010
Improved drinking water sources (% of households using)
69
SHHS II cited in NBS, 2012, p. 53
Stat 867
Site administration