The Republic of South Sudan is a landlocked country in eastern central Africa. South sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011 and became the 54th independent state of Africa. South Sudan’s official language is English. Its fastest growing industry is oil production. South Sudan also has vast deposits of minerals making it an option for businesses looking to expand in the mining industry. Years of instability have frustrated South Sudan’s economic growth but recent strides in the stabilization of South Sudan’s government and laws are helping the country move forward.