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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.
Social media lab in the river Nile. (photo: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah | Reuters)
Social media lab in the river Nile. (photo: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah | Reuters)
Social media lab in the river Nile. (photo: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah | Reuters)
1/Identity: Reflections may seem closer than they appear

A cock cannot crow in the neighbour’s house

Abraham Maker
Wherever he goes, there is already a cliché about his identity awaiting him.
13.12.2016
1/Identity: Reflections may seem closer than they appear

The white mask

Al-Zahraa Ibrahim
Struggling with their identities, some Sudanese resort to skin bleaching to find belonging.
13.12.2016
2/Birth: Despite all odds, life begins anyway

Born without a trace

Hamid Ibrahim
Only about half of the babies born in Sudan’s Kassala State have birth certificates, a challenge to their legal identities.
14.12.2016
2/Birth: Despite all odds, life begins anyway

“I feel proud deep inside”

Ochan Hannington
She is underpaid and overworked, but this midwife says the rewards outweigh the struggle.
14.12.2016
 (photo: Ochan Hannington)  (photo: Ochan Hannington)  (photo: Ochan Hannington)
2/Birth: Despite all odds, life begins anyway

Fathers skipping out on prenatal responsibilities

Women and children would fare better if men played a bigger role before their children are born.
15.12.2016
A South Sudanese woman and her baby displaced by violence in Keri, waiting to be relocated. (photo: The Niles | Male Daniel)
2/Birth: Despite all odds, life begins anyway
A mother’s dreams
15.12.2016  |  Population
Nile Model Secondary School in Juba, May 20, 2016. (photo: The Niles | Waakhe Simon Wudu)
3/Adolescence: The wicked world beyond the nest
Educated with no prospects
16.12.2016  |  Population
Girl attending school in Sudan’s South Kordofan region, August 16, 2016. (photo: The Niles | Ahmed Mahmoud)
3/Adolescence: The wicked world beyond the nest
Selling childhood cheap
16.12.2016  |  Population
Children (from infancy to 14) make up for 40 per cent of Sudan’s population. (photo: The Niles | Mohamed Hilai)
3/Adolescence: The wicked world beyond the nest
A generation fighting idleness
19.12.2016  |  Population
Puro Okelo Obob working with youth in Juba, South Sudan. (photo: The Niles | Bullen Chol)
3/Adolescence: The wicked world beyond the nest
“Young people can change this country”
19.12.2016  |  Population
Relatives of a schoolgirl soon to be married celebrate after receiving cattle as dowery in Aweil on February 20, 2016. (photo: The Niles | Abraham Agoth)
4/Marriage: Bonds forged in traditions
Married to a ghost
20.12.2016  |  Population
Just married: For better or worse, for richer or poorer. (photo: Ashraf Shazly | AFP | Getty Images)
4/Marriage: Bonds forged in traditions
A shimmering ritual
20.12.2016  |  Population
A Dinka man in Rumbek, October 3, 2011. (photo: The Niles | Dominik Lehnert)
4/Marriage: Bonds forged in traditions
Marriage taboos
21.12.2016  |  Population
A family in Aweil received cows as bride-price, a central marriage tradition among the Dinka. (photo: The Niles | Agoth Abraham)
4/Marriage: Bonds forged in traditions
Deals made with dowries
21.12.2016  |  Population
A newly wed couple poses for a picture in Aweil. (photo: The Niles | Abraham Agoth)
4/Marriage: Bonds forged in traditions
Our kind of family
21.12.2016  |  Population
South Sudan’s flag among other African flags in Kigali, Rwanda, July 13, 2016.                        (photo: The Niles | Davis Mugume)
5/Work: The torture of being idle
A continent united
22.12.2016  |  Population
University graduates sitting at a tea shop near the university of Khartoum, August 15, 2016. (photo: The Niles | Mohamed Hilali)
5/Work: The torture of being idle
Study one field, work in another
22.12.2016  |  Population
Bullen Chol (photo: Sebastian Lindstrom)
5/Work: The torture of being idle
“I won’t give up”
22.12.2016  |  Population
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
23.12.2016  |  Population
Dahab Al-Madina (photo: The Niles | Abdelrahman Ibrahim )
6/Gender: Always a role to fill
“From rabble-rousers to wise women”
23.12.2016  |  Population
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
23.12.2016  |  Population
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
23.12.2016  |  Population
Nearly half of all South Sudanese suffer from some form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (photo: Stanley Greene | Noor | laif)
7/Trauma: Wounds unseen but open
Teaching how to heal
29.01.2017  |  Population
An old woman in South Sudan’s capital Juba, July 2016. (photo: The Niles | Bullen Chol)
7/Trauma: Wounds unseen but open
Fighting the invisible enemy
5.02.2017  |  Population
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)
7/Trauma: Wounds unseen but open
No freedoms for women
25.02.2017  |  Population
Rebels in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan region on April 24, 2012. (photo: The Niles | Marc Hofer)
7/Trauma: Wounds unseen but open
Trapped in a nightmare
26.04.2017  |  Population
Salah Jeremiah during the production of the film ‘AIDS ringing the bells of Yei’ in 2006. (photo: The Niles | Dominik Lehnert)
8/Death: Burying seeds for the next season
The king of karma
26.04.2017  |  Population