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A man reads The Niles Print Edition 5 in Juba, June 1, 2015. (photo: The Niles | Waakhe Simon Wudu)
#OnTheMove: Experience is a solid walking stick
More than 4.5 million people are on the move in Sudan and South Sudan. The Niles documents their journeys, following their routes to neighbouring villages, fast-expanding cities or the other side of the globe, revealing diverse experiences with a recurring theme: When you leave home, the familiar is lost but the essential remains.
South Sudanese escaping the war in Upper Nile State, January 14, 2014. (photo: The Niles | Francis Michael) South Sudanese escaping the war in Upper Nile State, January 14, 2014. (photo: The Niles | Francis Michael) South Sudanese escaping the war in Upper Nile State, January 14, 2014. (photo: The Niles | Francis Michael)

“I needed a mosquito net and a blanket because the road was tough”

Francis Michael
310km | Mary Dak does not want to return to Renk. Life in Khartoum is more convenient for her.
5.02.2016
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Pastor Deng Adut in Uganda. (photo: The Niles | Esther Muwombi) Pastor Deng Adut in Uganda. (photo: The Niles | Esther Muwombi) Pastor Deng Adut in Uganda. (photo: The Niles | Esther Muwombi)

“I wish I could have run away with the people who died in Bor”

Esther Muwombi
250km | Pastor Deng Adut ran away from Bor when violence escalated – many remained behind and lost their lives.
4.02.2016
Deng Akol works as phone charging attendant in Nyumanzi refugee camp, Uganda. (photo: The Niles | Esther Muwombi)
Deng Akol works as phone charging attendant in Nyumanzi refugee camp, Uganda. (photo: The Niles | Esther Muwombi)
Deng Akol works as phone charging attendant in Nyumanzi refugee camp, Uganda. (photo: The Niles | Esther Muwombi)

“I don’t know where to start”

Esther Muwombi
250km | Deng Akol fled his home town Bor leaving his school books behind.
2.02.2016
Map of Juba, South Sudan. (photo: MiCT | The Niles) Map of Juba, South Sudan. (photo: MiCT | The Niles) Map of Juba, South Sudan. (photo: MiCT | The Niles)

Juba fact file

Akim Mugisa and Pascal Ladu
Named after a local hero whose name was mispronounced by colonialists, South Sudan’s capital Juba has come a long way.
1.02.2016

Khartoum fact file

Leila Bendra-Lehnert and Rishan Oshi
Over the past 193 years, Khartoum has morphed from an Egyptian military outpost into a bustling three-part metropolis, connected by a series of bridges.
1.02.2016

“Losing my library is an obsession for me”

Abdelrahman Ibrahim
230km | Mustafa Ali Mustafa left Dar Karni, Central Darfur State, where he did social work and was a senior member of the administration.
27.01.2016
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