September 19, 2011

16:04 GMT

The Sudanese pound hit a new low against the dollar which equaled 3.9 Sudanese pound compared to 3.6 last week.

July 31, 2011

Governor of South Sudan’s Upper Nile State challenged youths to help government efforts in combating poverty and cultivating a culture of peace and reconciliation
08:00 GMT

Simon Kun Puoc, governor of South Sudan’s Upper Nile State on Wednesday challenged youths to help government efforts in combating poverty.

July 28, 2011

South Sudan
14:24 GMT

The Israeli Foreign Ministry announced Thursday that Israel has established full diplomatic relations with the government of the newly established South Sudan.

July 26, 2011

After its independence, South Sudan took 75 percent of the country's 500,000 barrels a day of oil production but depends on the North to use its pipeline, port and refineries to sell the oil
08:48 GMT

South Sudan said its former civil war foe Khartoum, which controls the pipelines for its oil exports, had declared economic war against the new African nation.

July 25, 2011

A Sudanese man shows notes of the new Sudanese pound in Khartoum on July 24, 2011
08:33 GMT

The Central Bank of Sudan (CBS) launched the new Sudanese Pound throughout North Sudan on Sunday.

July 19, 2011

South Sudan's new currency
08:28 GMT

The new currency for the Republic of South Sudan was officially launched on Monday, amidst citizens concerns that the date on which the notes were printed was not indicated.

July 17, 2011

South Sudan needs to explore opportunities especially in agriculture, which is bigger and more sustainable asset than oil, on which South Sudan currently depends for 98 percent of its revenue
08:00 GMT

South Sudan urgently needs a diversification strategy to move away from a mono–product economy, said Ian Bannon, Acting Country Director for World Bank in Sudan.

July 14, 2011

Merchants in North Sudan say that buying and selling have visibly dropped in the market
14:00 GMT

While South Sudanese are enjoying their first heady days of independence, people in the North see hard times ahead.

The new South Sudanese currency, which is in denominations of one, five, 10, 25, 50 and 100 will be effective as of 18 July
09:07 GMT

As South Sudan introduces its new currency, the head of the country’s central bank has said inflation rates in neighboring countries could affect the new country’s economy.

July 11, 2011

Southern Sudanese military helicopters fly an overpass carrying two Southern Sudan flags during a ceremony in the capital Juba on July 9, 2011 to celebrate South Sudan's independence from Sudan.
09:17 GMT

It's official, South Sudan is now a new country...

July 10, 2011

South Sudan must now overcome a host of challenges, from a lack of infrastructure to failure to reach a revenue-sharing agreement with its northern neighbour
15:25 GMT

South Sudan became the world's newest nation yesterday but has a long way to go in developing its main industry, oil.

July 9, 2011

South Sudan
10:55 GMT

Southern Sudan has started celebrating its independence from the north early Saturday morning.

June 30, 2011

Women and children in South Sudan wait to receive medical consultation (Credit: Gloria Chan)
08:36 GMT

The soon to be independent oil rich state of South Sudan will mobilize 500 billion dollars worth of investment for infrastructure development in the next five years.

June 28, 2011

11:03 GMT

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday morning arrived in the Chinese capital Beijing for a summit between him and President Hu Jintao.

June 23, 2011

Fewer than 400 girls in South Sudan make it to the last grade of secondary school, while just 8% of women are literate
08:05 GMT

The government of the oil-producing region of South Sudan on Wednesday called on the international community to provide more financial support to education there as it approaches statehood on July 9.