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25+ Interesting Facts About South Sudan

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South Sudan is a landlocked country in northeastern Africa. South Sudan is the latest internationally recognized independent country in the world after its independence from Sudan in 2011. It is also the newest member of the UN. ( Source ) The current ethnic groups of South Sudan settled in the region between the 15 th to 19 th centuries. Sudan came under British rule alongside Sudan by the end of the 19 th Century. This rule ended in 1956 with the independence of Sudan. The strained relations between the northern and southern parts of Sudan resulted in two civil wars. The First Sudanese Civil War (1955-72) and the Second Sudanese Civil War (1983-2005) were among the longest civil wars in Africa . Millions of people died during both wars. The Second Sudanese Civil War ended after a peace agreement in 2005 that resulted in the liberation of South Sudan after a referendum in 2011. After independence, a civil war broke out between different ethnic groups of South Sudan in 2013. Th