‘In South Sudan, there are still places where traditional authorities are respected…. When you came here, I was settling a case. These people you see are here to listen to me. Yes, there are places where youths get drunk and hold chiefs at gun point. But not here in Yirol.’

—Chief Abinigo Akok of the Akot Atuot

Peace Is the Name of Our Cattle-Camp

In the past conflicts were few. We would fight and it would stop. But now there is killing here and killing there, killing everywhere. … With spears at close range, you know the person who injured you. … Where there are guns, the person who kills may not be known.

—Chief Kon Mayor of the Apak Atuot