Territory in northeast Africa, nominally ruled since 2011 by the Republic of South Sudan


South Sudan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"South Sudan, officially the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country located in the east-central African region of northeastern Africa. It is also part of the North Africa UN subregion. Its current capital is Juba, which is also its largest city; the capital city is planned to be moved to the more centrally located Ramciel in the future. South Sudan is bordered by Ethiopia to the east, Kenya to the southeast, Uganda to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the southwest, the Central African Republic to the west, and Sudan to the north. South Sudan includes the vast swamp region of the Sudd formed by the White Nile, locally called the Bahr al Jabal. ..."

Measures of Freedom

South Sudan | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 14, Political Rights: 7, Civil Liberties: 6
"After seven broken cease-fires, the main protagonists of South Sudan's civil war signed a deal in August 2015 to end the fighting. Riek Machar, the former vice president whose dismissal by President Salva Kiir in 2013 presaged the fighting, was the first to sign the agreement. Kiir added his name to the deal after stalling for a week, but made it clear he was acting under pressure from the international community."