Reportage: South Sudan: Birth of a Nation: South Sudan

A young boy from the Mundari tribe carrying an AK 47 Kalashnikov used to protect livestock at a cattle camp in Central Equatoria Province. Inter-tribal conflicts and cattle russling in the northern part of the province forced the tribe to move further south in search of safer grazing land. The area where they settled is contaminated with unexploded ordinance and landmines left over from the long civil war. Drought and continued violence and in the region is causing every greater numbers of people to be displaced.Kuruki, South Sudan.Photo © J.B. Russell
South Sudan, October 2009

A young boy from the Mundari tribe carrying an AK 47 Kalashnikov used to protect livestock at a cattle camp in Central Equatoria Province. Inter-tribal conflicts and cattle russling in the northern part of the province forced the tribe to move further south in search of safer grazing land. The area where they settled is contaminated with unexploded ordinance and landmines left over from the long civil war. Drought and continued violence and in the region is causing every greater numbers of people to be displaced. 

Kuruki, South Sudan. 

Photo © J.B. Russell