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South Sudan

1820 - 19 Jan 1899 Part of Egyptian Sudan

1889 - 02 Sep 1898 Part of the Mahdiya

19 Jan 1899 - 31 Dec 1955 Part of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan

1922 - 13 Jun 1947 Aborted British plan to administer the south separately

01 Jan 1956 - 09 Jul 2011 Part of Sudan

28 Feb 1972 - 05 Jun 1983 Self-government

05 Jun 1983 Autonomy revoked

15 Jun 1983 - 09 Jan 2005 Rebellion against the Sudanese government

09 Jan 2005 - 09 Jul 2011 Autonomous government of Southern Sudan

15 Jan 2011 Independence referendum votes 98% for independence

09 Jul 2011 Independent as South Sudan

Capital: Juba.

Language: English, Juba Arabic, indigenous languages.

Religion: Traditional beliefs, Christian, Islam.

National Anthem: "South Sudan Oyee!".

National Motto: Justice, Liberty, Prosperity.

National Day: Independence day, 9th July (2011).

Currency: Rand South Sudanese Pound.

President

09 Jul 2011 - Salva Kiir Mayardit ..................... 1951-

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Autonomous South Sudan in Sudan

01 Jan 1956 - 09 Jul 2011 Part of Sudan

Chairmen of the Southern Region High Executive Council

06 Apr 1972 - Feb 1978 Abel Alier (1st Time)

1978 - 12 Jul 1979 Joseph Lagu

12 Jul 1979 - 30 May 1980 Peter Gatkuoth

30 May 1980 - 05 Oct 1981 Abel Alier (2nd Time)

05 Oct 1981 - 23 Jun 1982 Gismalla Abdalla Rassas

23 Jun 1982 - 05 Jun 1983 Joseph James Tombura

05 Jun 1983 - 25 May 1985 Post Abolished

25 May 1985 - May 1986 James Loro

May 1986 - 31 Jan 1987 Post Abolished

Chairmen of the Council of the South

01 Feb 1987 - Jan 1988 Mathew Abor Ayang

Jan 1988 - Jun 1989 Angelo Beda

Jun 1989 - 07 Aug 1997 Post Abolished

Chairmen of the Southern Sudan

07 Aug 1997 - 31 Jan 2000 Riek Mashar Teny

01 Feb 2000 - 09 Dec 2002 Galwak Deng

09 Dec 2002 - 09 Jul 2005 Riek Gai Kok

Presidents of the Goverment of Southern Sudan

09 Jul - 30 Jul 2005 John Garang de Mobir ................... 1945-2005

01 Aug 2005 - 09 Jul 2011 Salva Kiir Mayardit

 

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