Juba is the capitol of the country of Southern Sudan; likewise, it is the state capitol of Central Equatoria. The country will become independent on July of 2011, and will be renamed South Sudan.
It was a former Turkish garrison that had a trading post in some vicinity. It was also a transportation hub during the Civil War with highways connecting to Uganda, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It’s currently a river port and the southern terminus traffic along the White Nile called Bahr al Jabal section.
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