...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.