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Cattle camp near Bor, Jonglei, South Sudan (6°17’ N, 31°34’ E).Field cultivation near Bor,  Jonglei, Soudan du Sud (6°28’ N, 31°34’ E).Barge on the White Nile near Bor, Jonglei, South Sudan (6°11’ N, 31°33’ E).
Barge on the White Nile near Bor, Jonglei, South Sudan (6°11’ N, 31°33’ E).Hydraulic drilling station in a village near Bor, Jonglei, South Sudan (6°13’ N, 31°34’ E).Cattle camp on the bank of the White Nile near Gwojo-adung, Central Equatoria, South Sudan (5°44’ N, 31°47’ E).
Hydraulic drilling station in a village near Bor, Jonglei, South Sudan (6°13’ N, 31°34’ E).Village in the swamps of the White Nile near Bor, Jonglei, South Sudan (6°22’ N, 31°32’ E).Village in the White Nile swamps near Bor, Jonglei, South Sudan (6°22’ N, 31°32’ E).
Village in the swamps of the White Nile near Bor, Jonglei, South Sudan (6°31’ N, 31°29’ E).Village in the swamps of the White Nile  near Bor, Jonglei, South Sudan (6°31’ N, 31°29’ E).Village in the swamps of the White Nile near Bor, Jonglei, South Sudan (6°31’ N, 31°29’ E).
Huts on the bank of the White Nile near Bor, Jonglei, South Sudan (6°25’ N, 31°26’ E).Village in the swamps of the White Nile near Bor, Jonglei, South Sudan (6°31’ N - 31°29’ E).Hut in the swamps of the White Nile near Bor, Jonglei, South Sudan (6°31’ N, 31°29’ E).
Village near Lafon, Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan (5°06’ N, 32°29’ E).Charcoal makers near Bor, Jonglei, South Sudan (6°09’ N, 31°36’ E).Excavator of the unfinished Jonglei Canal Project, Jonglei, South Sudan (7°01’ N, 31°30’ E).
Small boat in the middle of the water lily on White Nil swamp near Gwojo-Adung, Central Equatoria, South SudanTraditional fest in a village near Lafon (north of Torit), Eastern Equatoria, South SudanSmall boat in the middle of the water lily on White Nil swamp near Gwojo-Adung, Central Equatoria, South Sudan
Field cultivation near Bor, Jonglei, Soudan du SudCattle camp on the bank of the White Nile near Gwojo-adung, Central Equatoria, South SudanWomen hold water in a village near Lafon (north of Torit), Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan




Village in the White Nile swamps near Bor, Jonglei, South Sudan (6°22’ N, 31°32’ E).

This region, is inhabited by the Dinkas (instead of using this name given to them by the settlers they prefer to call themselves Jieng) an ethnic group that practices the agro-pastoralism in great extensions of marsh areas, savannah and wooded savannah of the White Nile valley and its tributary, the Bahr el-Ghazal. This part of Africa experienced a series of civil wars, opposing North and South Sudan, formerly protected by the Anglo-Egyptian treaty. The first conflict that occurred in the region, in which half million people died, went on from 1955 to 1972. It ended with a peace agreement signed in Addis-Abeba, which gave relative autonomy to South Sudan. Not quite solved, the war started again in 1983 and went on until 2002, with a series of massacres and hunger, leaving 2 million deaths behind. In 2005 a new agreement was signed foreseeing a period of 6 years of transitory autonomy followed by a self-determination referendum. The referendum occurred in 2011 and more than 98% of the votes were in favour of the secession. The independence of the new state was declared on July 9, 2011. Djouba is the capital city. The Republic of South Sudan was the 193rd recognized state in the UN and the 54th member of the African Union. Today it has a population of over 8 million inhabitants living in a territory of 620.000 km2.

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