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.

Enter houses through their doors...
If the evil is coming, shut the door...
Nobody has been sent to see...
World's youngest country yet to embark on road to civil liberties.
A fool will not even find water in the Nile!
Those who have no fence around their land...
It is a fool...
Experience is a solid walking stick...
The children of the land scatter like birds escaping a burning sky...
Executive summary Sudan has experienced two civil wars since ...