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“Only my corpse shall be returned home”

Esther Muwombi
Micheal Ajak escaped to the Nyumanzi refugee camp, northern Uganda, in December 2013 after the civil war broke out in Juba and he doubts he will ever see his home again.
7.12.2016  |  Nairobi, Kenya
A rally for peace in Yei, November 2014.  (photo: The Niles | Alison Lemeri)
A rally for peace in Yei, November 2014. (photo: The Niles | Alison Lemeri)

“The country is unpredictable. The leaders change their minds like chameleons. They managed to go to war soon after the country had gained independence, so there is no doubt that they will fight again at any time. I cannot put my life in the hands of such leaders.

If you return and rebuild your life, you cannot be sure whether the property you work hard for will stay intact or if it will be destroyed in another war.

With the way this country is running its bloody politics, I guess only my children will return to South Sudan when they grow up.

As for me, only my corpse shall be returned to South Sudan.”

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