Government of South Sudan
- South Sudan is a Federal presidential democratic republic.
- Motto: "Justice, Liberty, Prosperity"
- Anthem: "South Sudan Oyee!"
- South Sudan got its national anthem ready by the time it became independent. However, it took some for Sudan to come up with its national anthem when it became independent in 1956. This is a sign of preparedness of becoming a nation.
- Same as the one used by the rebel army, the SPLA
- Consists of horizontal black, red and green stripes, separated by two thinner white bands.
- Thick stripes represent the black people, their blood and fertile land
- White is for peace
- Blue triangle at the flag's hoist symbolises the Nile, and the yellow star inside it the unity of the 10 states.
- Shipments of the six-colored national flag of South Sudan were brought from China days before the independence. Hence, national flags are in time for the independence day celebrations.
- Fish Eagle appears on the coat of arms. The Secretary Bird is the symbol of the Government.
- Currency: Sudanese Pound (SDG)
- African Kingfisher Eagle appears on the Coat of Arms.
- Various names are evaluated to be put for the country, including, Azania, Nile Republic and Kush Republic but finally the Republic of South Sudan (ROSS) was settled.
President General Salva Kiir Mayardit, vide the Republican Decree No 56/2013 has appointed the following National Ministers effective July 31, 2013:
|Ministry of Cabinet Affairs||Martin Elia Lomuro|
|Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs||Kuol Manyang Juuk|
|Ministry of Justice||Telar Ring Deng|
|Minister in the Office of the President||To be Appointed later|
|Minister in the Office of the President for National Security Service||Obote Mamur Mete|
|Ministry of Interior and Wildlife Conservation||Aleu Ayieny Aleu|
|Ministry of Finance, Commerce and Economic Planning||Aggrey Tisa Sabuni|
|Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development||Kuong Danhier Gatluak|
|Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunication and Postal Services||Michael Makuei Lueth|
|Ministry of Health||Riek Gai Kok|
|Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism, Animal Resources, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development||Beda Machar Deng|
|Ministry of Education, Science and Technology||John Gai Yoah|
|Ministry of Lands, Housing and Physical Planning||Jemma Nunu Kumba|
|Ministry of Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources||Abdalla Deng Nhial|
|Ministry of Transport, Roads and Bridges||Simon Majok Mijak|
|Ministry of Petroleum, Mining, Industry and Environment||Stephen Dhieu Dau|
|Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports||Ngor Kolong Ngor|
|Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare||Awut Deng Acuil|
National Deputy Ministers
The President made the following National Deputy Ministers with effect from July 31, 2013 vide Republican Decree No 57/2013
|Ministry of Justice||Paulino Wanawilla Onango|
|Ministry of Interior and Wildlife Conservation||Jadalla Augustino Wani|
|Ministry of Finance, Commerce and Economic Planning||Mary Jervas Yak, Kengen Jakor|
|Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunication and Postal Services||Rebecca Joshua Okwachi|
|Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism, Animal Resources, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development||Nadia Arop Dudi|
|Ministry of Education, Science and Technology||Bol Makueng Yuol|
|Ministry of Lands, Housing and Physical Planning||Deng Arop Kuol|
|Ministry of Transport, Roads and Bridges||Martin Tako|
|Ministry of Petroleum, Mining, Industry and Environment||ELizabeth James Bol|
South Sudan Government in the news
- January 23, 2014: Cease fire between South Sudan Government and rebel forces reported
- December 8, 2013: First South Sudan Investment Conference held
- August 3, 2013: President Kiir presents new Cabinet Structure for State Governments
February 10, 2012: Council of Ministers resolve to maintain defense and interior ministry's budgets as the Government prepares to announce austerity measures.
November 25, 2011: Deputy minister for Gender, Child and Social Welfare Priscilla Nyanyang Joseph said that women should learn and claim their human rights.
October 21, 2011: Minister for Office of the President, Emmanuel Lowilla officially opens new offices for the staff in the Office of the President.
August 6, 2011: South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit addressed the SPLM Caucus of the two houses - National Legislative Assembly and the Council of the States. He appealed to the members to approve the list of the expected new government 'without considering it through tints of tribalism'. Vice President Riek Machar Teny termed the meeting historic considering it is the first time both the houses are meeting after the nation became independent. He asked the members to meet the expectations of the people by delivering basic services, peace, stability and good governance.
July 29, 2011: Inspector General of South Sudan police, Acuil Tito said the Interior Ministry is processing all the necessary traveling documents such as the passport, birth certificate and the national identification which are very important. The Ministry is setting up offices in the ten states and possibly in few counties.
July 29, 2011: Chief of Operations of Peace Corps Ms Lynn Foden met Education Minister Dr. Michael Milli Hussein and pledged support to train the teachers of South Sudan. A delegation of the organization visited various areas of South Sudan for about two weeks to access the needs of the teachers in the country.
July 23, 2011: Pagan Amum Okech takes oath as the caretaker Minister for Peace
July 22, 2011: President Kiir said in Juba that the next cabinet expansion will be based on qualification of the candidates and not based on tribal representation. The current care taker government had 32 ministers of which 12 are from the Dinka ethnic group, 6 from Nuer community and the remaining 14 positions from the rest of the communities of the region. Kirr said that tribal representation will be effective at state level and not at national level.
July 16, 2011: The first cabinet meeting takes place under the chairmanship of Salva Kiir Mayrdit. The meeting discussed about issues related to finance and economy. It also approved the introduction of the new currency of South Sudan.
July 11, 2011: World Bank's acting country director for Sudan, Ian Bannon says the country would need 20 years to build a properly functional Government.