South Sudanese History

Historical Events

  • 2011-07-09 South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.
  • 2012-03-12 100 people are killed in ethnic clashes and cattle raids in South Sudan
  • 2015-09-16 Oil tanker explosion kills 170 in Maridi, South Sudan
  • 2015-11-04 Plane crashes after take-off from Juba international airport, South Sudan, killing 37, 1 year old survives in father's arms
  • 2017-02-20 Famine is declared in Unity State, South Sudan, affecting 4.9 million
  • 2018-02-07 Armed groups release 300 child soldiers from Yambio, South Sudan according to UN
  • 2018-06-27 President Salva Kiir of South Sudan and former Vice President Riek MacharSouth sign peace deal to end four-year civil war
  • 2018-08-06 South Sudan peace accord signed between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar in Sudan attempting to end 5 years of civil war
  • 2019-03-20 Finland is the world's happiest country, South Sudan is world's least happy, according to annual World Happiness Report

Famous Birthdays

  • 1977-04-16 Alek Wek, Sudanese supermodel, born in Wau, South Sudan
  • 1985-04-16 Luol Deng, Sudanese-born British basketball player, born in Wau, South Sudan

Adut Akech

1999-12-25 Adut Akech, South Sudanese-Australian model, born in Sudan