- a landlocked country in NE Africa, independent since 2011; capital, Juba.
Since Sudan’s independence in 1956 there had been conflict between the Islamic government in the north and separatist forces in the south. A peace agreement in 2005 provided for a referendum on secession, which was held in 2011 and resulted in South Sudan declaring itself independent. The country was admitted to the United Nations later that year
Definition of South Sudan