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South Sudan

South Sudan gained independence from Sudan on 9 July 2011, and after a brief period of democratic stability has been engulfed in civil war.


Our standard dataset contains 1,358 entities connected with South Sudan. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in South Sudan. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 1,125 entities identified as PEPs connected with South Sudan.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
First Vice President1--
Vice President5--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture & Food Security1--
Minister of Cabinet Affairs114-
Minister of Culture, Museums, & National Heritage1--
Minister of Defense & Veteran Affairs1--
Minister of East African Community Affairs1--
Minister of Energy & Dams1--
Minister of Environment & Forestry1--
Minister of Federal Affairs1--
Minister of Finance & Planning1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation19-
Minister of Gender & Social Welfare1--
Minister of General Education & Instruction1--
Minister of Health1--
Minister of Higher Education19-
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs & Disaster Management1--
Minister of Information1--
Minister of Interior1--
Minister of Investment11-
Minister of Justice & Constitutional Affairs1--
Minister of Labor1--
Minister of Lands, Housing, & Urban Development1--
Minister of Livestock & Fisheries1--
Minister of Mining121
Minister of National Security12-
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs1--
Minister of Peace Building1--
Minister of Petroleum1--
Minister of Presidential Affairs141
Minister of Public Service and Human Resource Development131
Minister of Roads and Bridges12-
Minister of Trade & Industry1--
Minister of Transport1--
Minister of Water Resources & Irrigation1--
Minister of Wildlife, Conservation, & Tourism1--
Minister of Youth and Sports1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Legislative Assembly--167
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Bank of South Sudan-6-
Governor, Central Bank of South Sudan1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Norway to South Sudan-1-
South Sudanese Ambassador to the United States-1-

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Legislative Assembly of South Sudan-405374
Member of the Council of States of South Sudan-4771
Minister of Health of South Sudan-191
Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment-111
Minister of Animal Resources and Fisheries-81
Minister of Finance and Economic Planning-9-
Minister of Transport and Roads-81
Vice President of South Sudan-42
Minister of Agriculture-5-
Minister of Education, Science and Technology-41
Speaker of the National Legislature of South Sudan-41
Deputy Minister of Finance-31
Deputy Minister of Information and Broadcasting-31
Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs-4-
Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs (South Sudan)-4-
Minister of Justice (South Sudan)-31
Minister of Petroleum and Mining-4-
Deputy Minister of Education-21
Minister of Environment-3-
Minister of Gender, Social Welfare and Religious Affairs-21
President of South Sudan--3
Minister of East African Affairs-11
Minister of Peace and CPA Implementation-11
Deputy Minister of Gender-1-
Deputy Minister of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism-1-
Minister of Human Resource Development-1-
Minister without portfolio of South Sudan-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...