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Those who have no fence around their land...

...have no enemies. Land has always been more than a matter of square meters for the Sudanese and South Sudanese. The multitude of local languages spoken in the two countries include a vast array of words for land. The precise meaning of the word varies from language to language – but the core remains the same: Land is a cherished asset. This has long been recognised by international investors who lease or buy land in South Sudan and Sudan. Meanwhile the two Sudans argue over minerals and borders. But is the answer fewer fences – as the East African idiom suggests? The Niles journalists, who hail from across both countries, have tackled this highly sensitive topic and have no easy answers. But they have at least sown the seeds of fresh ideas in the third edition of The Niles. Hopefully, they will land on fertile ground.

Those who have no fence around their

Maps and borders in the mirror of history p.6 Living with land mines, two portraits p.8 Investors vs. farmers and other economic challenges p.12 Each tourism minister about the beauty of his own land p.16 &Fabulous farming tips plus the best local recipes p.14 The Niles Tue, 9 July 2013 Vol. 3, Issue 1 www.theniles.org Surprise Seeds Inside Those who have no fence around their land ... ... have no enemies. Land has always been more than a matter of square meters for the Sudanese and South Sudanese. The multitude of local languages spoken in the two countries include a vast array of words for land. The precise meaning of the word varies from language to language – but the core remains the same: Land is a cherished asset. This has long been recognised by international investors who lease or buy land in South Sudan and Sudan. Meanwhile the two Sudans argue over minerals and borders. But is the answer fewer fences – as the East African idiom suggests? The Niles journalists, who hail from across both countries, have tackled this highly sensitive topic and have no easy answers. But they have at least sown the seeds of fresh ideas in the third edition of The Niles. Hopefully they will land on fertile ground.

A fool will not even find water in the Nile!
Enter houses through their doors...
If the evil is coming, shut the door...
Nobody has been sent to see...
It is a fool...
The children of the land scatter like birds escaping a burning sky...
Experience is a solid walking stick...
When two elephants fight...