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When two elephants fight...

...it is the grass that suffers. On the 9 July 2012 the two youngest countries in the world celebrate their first birthdays. To mark the occasion, journalists from Sudan and South Sudan came together to report on the development of both nations in the second edition of The Niles. The proverb about the two elephants, which is popular in both countries, has become a fitting leitmotif. How much the grass actually suffers, how the elephants are affected and what that has to do with relationships between people, are all explored in the collection of stories, pictures and songs from Sudan and South Sudan.

When two elephants

Twelve steps of the first year p.4 The good smugglers from South Darfur p.8 Oil, gold, agriculture: Analysis on both countries’ economies p.12 A map of Sudan & South Sudan insert &New song inside: Mohammed Wardi’s hit “Azibni” (Alrubo 2012 remake) p.15 The Niles Mo, 9 July 2012 Vol. 2, Issue 2 www.theniles.org p.15 When two elephants fight ... ... it is the grass that suffers. On the 9th of July 2012 the two youngest countries in the world celebrate their first birthdays. To mark the occasion, journalists from Sudan and South Sudan came together to report on the development of both nations in the second edition of The Niles. The proverb about the two elephants, which is popular in both countries, has become a fitting leitmotif. How much the grass actually suffers, how the elephants are affected and what that has to do with relationships between people, are all explored in the following collection of stories, pictures and songs from Sudan and South Sudan.

You think of water when the well is empty...
Nobody has been sent to see...
Enter houses through their doors...
The children of the land scatter like birds escaping a burning sky...
A fool will not even find water in the Nile!
Experience is a solid walking stick...
If the evil is coming, shut the door...
Those who have no fence around their land...
It is a fool...
A river that forgets its source will eventually dry up...