Ethnic Groups Of South Sudan

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Sudan takes on the meaning of “Land of Blacks” (Sudan, n.p.g ¶4) and is located in east central Africa. South Sudan which borders with five other African nations; Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia (see figure 1). South Sudan has an estimated population of 11.5 million people but is considered a relatively poor nation with over 90% of the Sudanese people living on less than $1 a day (Aljazeera, 2011). South Sudan has many ethnic groups with the two main ethnic groups known as the Dinka (majority 38.5%) and the Nuer (minority 15.6%) with approximately 40 other different ethnic groups. Moreover, due to ongoing conflicts according to a recent report (30 May 2014) from the United Nations an estimated 1 million Sudanese citizens are currently internally displaced and a further 360 thousand, who have fled to neighboring states (Carto Mission, 2014 ¶2-3).

South Sudan is currently a state that is considered to be one of the most vulnerable countries in the world failing to provide basis responsibilities of a sovereign state due in large to the erosion of legitimate authority, ethnic conflicts and power control of the country’s wealth (International Business Times & Mahapatra, 2013).

This report will briefly explain the background to Sudan conflicts. This report will also identify and discuss the main causes. Moreover, the report will also examine the conflicts to include an interdisciplinary approach of…
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