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Enter houses through their doors...

...suggests an old Sudanese saying. This image, taken five years ago of a man clambering over a fence to view the debut football match of South Sudan’s national team, shows how you can just as easily take an unorthodox route. Over the past five years, both Sudan and South Sudan have taken a few unexpected detours. To mark the five-year anniversary of the separation of the Sudans, The Niles correspondents from both countries have taken a closer look at the paths taken by the neighbouring states. Many developments are sobering, but a few offer scope for hope. In any case, the idiom on the cover of the first print edition of The Niles, published five years ago today, rings truer than ever: It is a fool who rejoices, when the neighbour is in trouble.

Enter houses through their

From then until now: key events between June 2011 and July 2016. page 2 Borders, barrels, rebels: issues hampering northsouth relations. page 8 Pagak & Malakal: What really happened. Two eye-opening eye witness reports. page 10 5years South Sudan & Sudan Naga Now! The Niles Portfolio, as shown at the Architecture Biennale in Venice. page 20 Enter houses through their doors ... ... suggests an old Sudanese saying. This image, taken five years ago of a man clambering over a fence to view the debut football match of South Sudan’s national team, shows how you can just as easily take an unorthodox route. Over the past five years, both Sudan and South Sudan have taken a few unexpected detours. To mark the five-year anniversary of the separation of the Sudans, The Niles correspondents from both countries have taken a closer look at the paths taken by the neighbouring states. Many developments are sobering, but a few offer scope for hope. In any case, the idiom on the cover of the first print edition of The Niles, published five years ago today, rings truer than ever: It is a fool who rejoices, when the neighbour is in trouble. Sat, 9 July 2016 Vol. 6, Issue 2 www.theniles.org theniles8_20160704.indd 1 2016/7/4 5:13 PM