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If the evil is coming, shut the door...

Approximately three million small arms are circulating in Sudan and South Sudan. In the fourth edition of The Niles, our correspondents from both countries take a closer look: Where do the weapons come from? What societal role do they play? But most importantly: How many weapons are needed to establish peace and to ensure that the door on evil no longer has to be shut, as the above proverb suggests? A Darfuri fighter (photo), has a practical answer – a collection of talismans meant to protect him from bullets. But will it protect him from the person with his finger on the trigger? Albert Einstein, whose Theory of Relativity was proven in a 1952 experiment carried out in Sudan said: “The world will not be threatened by evil people rather by people who permit it.” Those words ring true here and will hopefully open another door and allow something good to slip in.

24 The Niles Let’s

24 The Niles Let’s jump for peace* A dance lesson L R L R R L R 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 22. L 26. 21. 23. 24. 20. L R L R 19. R R R R R 25. L 15. L {squat} ‏{قُ‏ رْ‏ فُ‏ صاء}‏ 17. L L 18. 16. *Original step pattern from a peace dance celebrated during the signing ceremony of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement on 9 January 2005 in Nairobi, Kenya.

24 النيالن لنقفز من أجل السالم*‏ درس في الرقص R L R L L 6. 7. 8. 14. 13. L R L 9. R repeat in a circle أعد نفس الحركة في اتجاه دائري t} ‏{قُ‏ L L R L R 12. 10. R 11. R: يمين L: يسار * نوع من أنواع الرقص مستوحى من رقصة السالم التي تم أداؤها خالل احتفالية توقيع اتفاق السالم الشامل بني حكومة السودان والحركة الشعبية لتحرير السودان يف 9 يناير 2005، يف نريويب،‏ كينيا.‏

Those who have no fence around their land...
When two elephants fight...
The children of the land scatter like birds escaping a burning sky...
It is a fool...