— SOUTH SUDAN
Juba, South Sudan.
A woman walking on the ruins in Manga ten area. In December 2011, beyond the capital, Juba, to the region around Jonglei which is prone to ethnic conflict. Early estimates stated that at least 1,000 people were reported to have been killed and over 800 other people were injured.
On 9th of July 2011 a new country will be born in Africa. The Republic of South Sudan will be the 54th African state and the 193rd nation in the world. But South Sudan is a very poor country, despite its large oil reserves, which account for 98 percent of its income.
South Sudan’s society is deeply divided along tribal lines. The main clan is the Dinka, a pastoral semi-nomadic population. Violence is endemic to the region, often as a consequences of cattle ownership issues. But violence is also very much fed by the uncountable number of weapons circulating in the country, the heavy legacy of a 30 year long civil war against North Sudan.