Sudan

Sudan

South Sudan (English South Sudan, official long form Republic of South Sudan (RoSS); German Republic of South Sudan) is a country in Africa. It gained independence from Sudan on 9 July 2011; previously, the area from 1972 to 1983 and again from 2005 to 2011 was an autonomous region within the Sudan. South Sudan is bordered on the north by Sudan, on the east by Ethiopia, on the southeast by Kenya, Uganda to the south, in the southwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo and to the west by the Central African Republic.