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#Population: Nobody has been sent to see
Around 50 million people live in Sudan and South Sudan. What awaits them in the future? Is it really as the Nuer proverb suggests, that no one knows what tomorrow brings? The Niles portrayed people from both countries through all stages of life and have briefly touched upon what it means to be Sudanese or South Sudanese.
Two men attend a hand over ceremony in Yei, November 16, 2005.  (photo: The Niles | Dominik Lehnert) Two men attend a hand over ceremony in Yei, November 16, 2005.  (photo: The Niles | Dominik Lehnert) Two men attend a hand over ceremony in Yei, November 16, 2005.  (photo: The Niles | Dominik Lehnert)
6/Gender: Always a role to fill

Skeletons of men

Waakhe Simon
Traumatised by decades of war, South Sudanese are destined to fail at their duties as fathers, husbands and breadwinners.
23.12.2016
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Amal al-Zain presenting a paper on laws that discriminate against women and girls in Khartoum, on August 25, 2016. (photo: The Niles | Nabeel Biajo) Amal al-Zain presenting a paper on laws that discriminate against women and girls in Khartoum, on August 25, 2016. (photo: The Niles | Nabeel Biajo) Amal al-Zain presenting a paper on laws that discriminate against women and girls in Khartoum, on August 25, 2016. (photo: The Niles | Nabeel Biajo)
6/Gender: Always a role to fill

Women taking tiny steps forward

Nabeel Biajo
Despite systemic gender inequality and old ways of thinking, Sudanese activists say there is still hope for the advancement of women.
23.12.2016
Dahab Al-Madina (photo: The Niles | Abdelrahman Ibrahim )
Dahab Al-Madina (photo: The Niles | Abdelrahman Ibrahim )
Dahab Al-Madina (photo: The Niles | Abdelrahman Ibrahim )
6/Gender: Always a role to fill

“From rabble-rousers to wise women”

Abdelrahman Ibrahim
Hakkama were once the most powerful figures in Sudanese communities. Some abused their positions and today they have learned to adapt to newer traditions.
23.12.2016
The United Nations says tens of thousands of women have been subjected to rape and other forms of gender-based violence during the conflict that started in December 2013. (photo: The Niles | Dominik Lehnert) The United Nations says tens of thousands of women have been subjected to rape and other forms of gender-based violence during the conflict that started in December 2013. (photo: The Niles | Dominik Lehnert) The United Nations says tens of thousands of women have been subjected to rape and other forms of gender-based violence during the conflict that started in December 2013. (photo: The Niles | Dominik Lehnert)
6/Gender: Always a role to fill

The burden of being a woman in South Sudan

Estella Turukoyo
Worth determined by dowries, illiteracy and the imminent threat of rape confront this country’s “lesser” sex.
23.12.2016
5/Work: The torture of being idle

“I won’t give up”

Male Daniel
This young photojournalist sometimes has to put away his camera for his own safety but he is nevertheless determined to change the world with his instrument.
22.12.2016
5/Work: The torture of being idle

Study one field, work in another

Hadia Elyas
If a person has no personal connections, not even the best degree will guarantee a job.
22.12.2016
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