Money, guns and brides fuel South Sudan’s cattle wars

//Money, guns and brides fuel South Sudan’s cattle wars

Money, guns and brides fuel South Sudan’s cattle wars

Weak rays of early morning sun seep through the smoke rising from smouldering piles of dried dung, keeping flies away from the precious cattle.Children instinctively reach down for the white ash, a natural mosquito repellent, and rub it on their skin as women set to milking and men prepare for a long day seeking pasture at the peak of the dry season.The passing of centuries seems to have changed little in the ebb and flow of life for herders in remote South Sudan, whose cattle serve as a bank…

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By | 2019-05-12T14:15:57+00:00 May 12th, 2019|World|Comments Off on Money, guns and brides fuel South Sudan’s cattle wars