Government of South Sudan: New Peace Agreement Welcomed with Caution

The new peace agreement signed Wednesday 12 September by president Salva Kiir and Riek Machar rebel leader is welcomed with a mixture of caution and skepticism, both in the country and the international community.

South Sudan census in the streets of the capital Juba, many southerners felt the urge to celebrate the agreement signed the day before in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. For those who have experienced some of the fiercest fightings early in the war, and then again in July 2016, when the final peace agreement has been shattered, the trust is broken with the signatories of the agreement.Obtained at the end of a long process of ‘renewal’ under the aegis of the regional organization Igad (Intergovernmental Authority for Development), the new agreement is the result of intense diplomatic pressure.

Southern Sudan MDGs Report

Information about South Sudan Statistic: The MDG Challenges, Demographic and Poverty Situation, The population is currently estimated to be around 7.5 million with around 4.5 million either internally displaced (4.0 million) or taking refuge in the neighbouring countries (0.5 million), with almost the entire population (98 percent) living in the rural areas. The population density is approximately 16 persons per square kilometre. More than 70 percent of total area (0.75 million square ilometres) of South Sudan is considered to be of high potential.

Government of South Sudan Press Release About SSCCSE

Facts about south sudan month-on-month Inflation

Southern Sudan Commission for Census, Statistics and Evaluation anounced that Consumer Price Index (CPI) is increased by 2.57% in September.

South Sudan Statistics by SSCCSE are on newspapper headline about inflation rate for the month of September rose by 2.57% compared to 0.08% in August. The increase in the all-items-index was on account of food prices especially rice and sorghum among the cereals and vegetables generally. The increase in prices during the month of September was therefore due to reduced supply of food staffs as the roads get bad due to heavy rainfall. The prices of food alone increased by 7.89% compared to a drop of 2.50% in August. The following line graph shows monthly inflationary trends for the last one year from October to September.