Southern Sudan

South Sudan mapAglow Leader: Harriet Namyalo

Capital: Juba

Pray:

  • Pray for the Aglow groups and leaders to be strengthened.
  • Pray for all the resources and creativity needed to fulfill the intentions of God in the nation of South Sudan.
  • Pray for the Aglow prayer group in the Capital city.
  • Pray for godly government leaders. Blessed is the nation whose God is The Lord, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance. Psalm 33:12

Proclaim:

  • Arise, shine; for your light has come!  And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.  For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.  Isaiah 60:1,2 (NKJV)
  • Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is he King of glory. Selah Psalm 24:9-10 (NKJV)

Interesting Facts About South Sudan

South Sudan flagBackground: Egypt attempted to colonize the region of southern Sudan by establishing the province of Equatoria in the 1870s. Islamic Mahdist revolutionaries overran the region in 1885, but in 1898 a British force was able to overthrow the Mahdist regime.

An Anglo-Egyptian Sudan was established the following year with Equatoria being the southernmost of its eight provinces. The isolated region was largely left to itself over the following decades, but Christian missionaries converted much of the population and facilitated the spread of English. When Sudan gained its independence in 1956, it was with the understanding that the southerners would be able to participate fully in the political system.

When the Arab Khartoum government reneged on its promises, a mutiny began that led to two prolonged periods of conflict (1955-1972 and 1983-2005) in which perhaps 2.5 million people died – mostly civilians – due to starvation and drought. Ongoing peace talks finally resulted in a Comprehensive Peace Agreement, signed in January 2005. As part of this agreement the south was granted a six-year period of autonomy to be followed by a referendum on final status.

The result of this referendum, held in January 2011, was a vote of 98% in favor of secession. Independence was attained on 9 July 2011. Since independence South Sudan has struggled with good governance and nation building and has attempted to control rebel militia groups operating in its territory. Economic conditions have deteriorated since January 2012 when the government decided to shut down oil production following bilateral disagreements with Sudan.

Government Type: repubic

Population: 11,090,104 (July 2013 est.)

Ethnic Groups: Dinka 35.8%, Nuer 15.6%, Shilluk, Azande, Bari, Kakwa, Kuku, Murle, Mandari, Didinga, Ndogo, Bviri, Lndi, Anuak, Bongo, Lango, Dungotona, Acholi (2011 est.)

Languages: English (official), Arabic (includes Juba and Sudanese variants) (official), regional languages include Dinka, Nuer, Bari, Zande, Shilluk

Religions: animist, Christian

Interesting Facts information from the cia.gov website. Read more about South Sudan   

One thought on “Southern Sudan

  1. Kent R. DaVault

    I have been prophesying over all nations, all nations’ capitals, and now all leaders of nations. This post was given on Feb. 24th, 2015. You can view it, and other posts on the blog by typing “Sudan” in the “search” window. We are now praying for you and hope that whoever reads this word will be encouraged. We found out about your troubles last night in a prayer meeting with some Kenyans. God’s blessings and will come forth and use you mightily. In Jesus’ Name
    Kent. R. DaVault

    Juba

    If the world has passed you by, don’t cry.

    If the princes don’t watch you, don’t sigh.

    I alone have a bigger life, so high.

    Come to me now, just try.

    The sounds and dust of your city are old, very old. Change comes slow, but change is coming. Forces are amassing and they will spill over onto you. Violence is in their hearts and their teeth desire to gnash on you. Look now, for a storm from the west is forming to drive away the usurpers. As they jostle for position to feed on you, they will be overtaken and consumed. Where does this wind come from? Where does it go? This is my picture to you of those who are led of the Spirit, and I say that it’s my will for you. Your desire for the modern will undo you, but there are older voices that have been warning you. A very ancient voice is now speaking, deep within you. You were not made a capital for no reason. When the tribes needed to talk and make agreement, they came. Now, the lion of the tribe of Judah comes to you. Brew tea in your heart and prepare for his entrance into your tent. By the time he finishes, you will be new.

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