Economics & Policy The face of a new nation Photoblog from inside South Sudan, the world’s newest nation. by Sam Tarling March 26, 2012 Sam Tarling March 26, 2012 A tribal wrestler poses for a photograph in South Sudan's central Lakes State [Executive/Sam Tarling] A tribal wrestler poses for a photograph in South Sudan's central Lakes State [Executive/Sam Tarling]A damaged bridge turns into a diving board in South Sudan's central Lakes State [Executive/Sam Tarling]Tribal wrestlers walk to an exhibition in Lakes State. Traditional wrestling is being touted by some as both a way to strengthen inter-tribal ties and, through its commercialization, a means to generate some kind of economy in this exceptionally poor country [Executive/Sam Tarling]A cattle herder's child walks through a temporary 'cattle camp', where herders live in very basic conditions before moving their cows to new pastures [Executive/Sam Tarling]Despite boasting vast swathes of fertile land, a stark lack of transport options due to an exceptionally poor road network has stymied South Sudan's agricultural sector. Malnutrition is rife [Executive/Sam Tarling]Owning cattle is a huge status symbol in South Sudan, where cows are traded for wives and high dowries often force suitors to steal cattle from neighboring tribes. The omnipresence of small arms since the end of the Sudanese civil war means that such raids often leave high death tolls [Executive/Sam Tarling]A youth participates in traditional dancing in Rumbek, the county capital of Lakes State [Executive/Sam Tarling]The lack of decent roads makes motorbikes such as these a popular mode of transport [Executive/Sam Tarling]Children pick up meat at a cattle market's slaughter yard on the outskirts of Juba; despite South Sudan having a great wealth of cattle, a traditional importance placed on owning large herds means that very few are traded [Executive/Sam Tarling]Guns confiscated during a civilian disarmament program fill one of a number of storage containers at a military base in Juba. The proliferation of arms among civilians is currently amplifying age old tribal disputes into bloody massacres of unprecedented scale [Executive/Sam Tarling]Juba, the capital of South Sudan, contains very few paved roads and very limited municipal amenities [Executive/Sam Tarling]On the outskirts of Juba, a woman makes a meagre living smashing rocks into rubble, which is sold to builders [Executive/Sam Tarling] Photoblog from inside South Sudan, the world’s newest nation. Jubaphotographysam tarlingSouth SudanSudan 0 comment 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail Sam Tarling Sam Tarling was Executive's photographer from 2010 until January 2014. During that period he covered conflicts across the Middle East. -------------------------------------- View all posts by Sam Tarling previous post An unsavory policy next post Fixed income’s online shine You may also like What they crave July 6, 2021 Walid Slaiby Damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead July 5, 2021 Thomas Schellen Prevention of corruption in autonomous public institutions June 10, 2021 Jessica Obeid Keeping tabs on gender equality June 8, 2021 Thomas Schellen Novel Science Addresses Novel Virus June 1, 2021 Fadi Makki A house “divided” can bring profits May 28, 2021 Habib Chammas Year one AC (After Covid) April 16, 2021 Thomas Schellen Please hold for institutional reforms March 23, 2021 Nabil Makari Re-globalization of macro-social responsibility March 13, 2021 Thomas Schellen Eurobonds default: a one-year anniversary March 11, 2021 Nabil Makari Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.