Pray for: South Sudan

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Juba
Population: 11,381,377
% Urban: 20.5 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 41.6 %
Official Language: English
Languages: 68
Literacy Rate: 27 %
HDI Ranking: 185 / 189
% Christian: 62.3 %
% Evangelical: 29.5 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 62.3 %
People Groups: 78
Least Reached People Groups: 7
% Unevangelized: 14 %

South Sudan

Title: South Sudan

Tier: 1

Type: country

The legacy of war remains, as civil strife broke out in 2013. Political rivalry between the president and deputy president intensified existing ethnic tension between the two main groups (Dinka and Nuer). The clashes between them, and between some army factions, took over 1,000 lives and displaced over 200,000 people. Peace talks started in 2014, but only true repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation can overcome the spirit of bitterness and revenge. Pray for God to work miracles in the hearts of the leaders and of the people. Pray that the new constitution and government will be instruments of peace, justice, and fairness.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.