/jooh"bah/, n.
1. a river in E Africa, flowing S from S Ethiopia through Somalia to the Indian Ocean. 1000 mi. (1609 km) long. Italian, Giuba.
2. a city in S Sudan, on the White Nile. 44,000.
/jooh"bah/, n.
a female day name for Monday. See under day name.

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▪ The Sudan
      town and major urban centre of southern Sudan. It is a port on the west bank of the Al-Jabal (Mountain Nile) River, about 87 miles (140 km) south of Bor. Juba is a commercial centre for tobacco, coffee, and chilies produced in the surrounding agricultural area. It is a southern terminus for river traffic in The Sudan, and it is also a highway hub, with roads radiating into Uganda, Kenya, and Congo (Kinshasa). It has a domestic airport and several branch banks. The town is the headquarters of the University of Juba, founded in 1975.

      At a conference in Juba in 1947, representatives of the northern and southern parts of The Sudan agreed to unify the country, thus dashing Britain's hopes of adding the southern part of the country to Uganda. As the chief city of southern Sudan, Juba became the spearhead of southern resistance to northern dominance of the country. Beginning with a mutiny of southern troops at Juba in 1955, southern unrest led to a Sudanese civil war that was not settled until 1969. With the resumption of the civil war in 1983, the southern resistance repeatedly tried to overrun the central government's pivotal military garrison at Juba. Pop. (1993) 114,980.

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