Under Construction: South Sudan

In the May issue of Outside, Patrick Symmes travels to the new nation of South Sudan to document a country trying to build itself from scratch. Captured here are some moments of great natural beauty and progress.

Above, children from the Mundari tribe guard Watusi cattle in a camp on the road thirty-eight kilometers North of Juba.
(Marco Di Lauro/Reportage by Getty Images)
South Sudan indipendence jungle Nile war Juba Mount Kinyeti travel landscape referendum cattle camp

In the May issue of Outside, Patrick Symmes travels to the new nation of South Sudan to document a country trying to build itself from scratch. Captured here are some moments of great natural beauty and progress.

Above, children from the Mundari tribe guard Watusi cattle in a camp on the road thirty-eight kilometers North of Juba.

A South Sudanese villager collects water on the Nile river bank to sell it in downtown Juba.

South Sudan indipendence jungle Nile war Juba Mount Kinyeti travel landscape referendum cattle camp
(Marco Di Lauro/Reportage by Getty Images)


Rare Nile lechwe frolic across the Sudd wetlands.

South Sudan indipendence jungle Nile war Juba Mount Kinyeti travel landscape referendum cattle camp sudd wetland
(Marco Di Lauro/Reportage by Getty Images)


Dr. Cirinio Hiteng Ofuho, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports of the Republic of South Sudan sits in his office.

South Sudan indipendence jungle Nile war Juba Mount Kinyeti travel landscape referendum cattle camp
(Marco Di Lauro/Reportage by Getty Images)


Mundari cattlemen take a break with their livestock.

South Sudan indipendence jungle Nile war Juba Mount Kinyeti travel landscape referendum cattle camp
(Marco Di Lauro/Reportage by Getty Images)


EU commissioner Sven Kuhn von Burgsdorff, Head of the European Union delegation to the Republic of South Sudan and one of his porters rest on Mount Kinyeti. As commissioner, von Burgsdorff is tasked with managing Sudan's $395 million of European aid.

South Sudan indipendence jungle Nile war Juba Mount Kinyeti travel landscape referendum
(Marco Di Lauro/Reportage by Getty Images)


A herd of Sudan's imperiled elephants.

South Sudan indipendence jungle Nile war Juba Mount Kinyeti travel landscape referendum cattle camp sudd wetland
(Marco Di Lauro/Reportage by Getty Images)


Mundari herders on the road near Juba.

Read the full article Born on the 9th of July.

South Sudan indipendence jungle Nile war Juba Mount Kinyeti travel landscape referendum cattle camp
(Marco Di Lauro/Reportage by Getty Images)

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