Within the tall walls of a prison fence, they have lived, in their hundreds. They have no clue what goes on around Torit town, because they have not stepped out of the prison in a long time.
With calm and normalcy slowly returning to many areas following the signing of the revitalized peace agreement in South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, previously displaced citizens are gearing up for returns to their places of origin.
A one-day peacebuilding dialogue concluded early this week in Gbudue area’s Bangasu County, bringing together some one hundred members of the James Diko community and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO).
They show up from virtually nowhere. No pre-announcement of their arrival is needed. When the team of Bangladeshi troops-cum-veterinaries serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan appear, any wise livestock owning individual better line up to have his or her animals treated.