Diamonds seekers on the Membere river by the village of Nola. Most of the youth in Nola have dropped out school hoping to find diamonds in the river as early as 10 yo. Although many do not even find one in years, they survive by doing field work or have small jobs on the side. The diamond business is one of the key issues in the conflict as each rebel / militia groups is trying to get their hands on the mining areas. #diamonds #centralafricanrepublic #carcrisis #africa #photojournalism #documentary #latergram
It’s really weird to see this on Tumblr radar today. This was Camille’s blog and for those who do not know, she was killed while on assignment in Central African Republic on May. She was only 26. It’s been already more than a month and now seeing this just like that, all of a sudden, is kind of eerie and sad and strange and in fact, I don’t know, hard to explain.
"I want the viewers to feel what the people are going through. I’d like them to empathize with them as human beings, rather than seeing them as another bunch of Africans suffering from war somewhere in this dark continent. I wish they think: ‘Why on Earth are those people in living hell; why don’t we know about it and why is no one doing anything?’ I would like the viewers to be ashamed of their government for knowing about it without doing anything to make it end.” — Camille Lepage
French photojournalist Camille Lepage has been found dead in the Central African Republic, President Francois Hollande’s office said in a statement Tuesday.
Too hard to believe this. I’m deeply saddened, still can’t believe it. She was not only a talented and dedicated photojournalist, but also she was a wonderful person, very kind, lovely and friendly. And way too young to die. Such a loss. RIP, Camille.
Today in Bangui : People injured by gun shots after the Chadian army came into town to take the displaced Chadian back to their country. The Misca (African Union army) and Anti Balaka firing at each other with tear gas, gun and grenades at Combattant district. And finally, a market scene late afternoon still in Combattant, almost like none of the above happened, although tension was definitely palpable.
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In Yuai, #SouthSudan, the youth from the Lou Nuer tribe are on their way back from cattle raiding in Pibor County. After weeks in the bush, they spend a few days in the village to celebrate their coming back. On the agenda, alcohol, gun shots, and cigarets, before heading back to their village
A young cattle raider from the Lou Nuer tribe on his way home with his stolen cattle after fighting in Pibor, Jonglei against the Murle tribe. The way he puts his arms in the air represent the horns of his cows, symbol of strength and power.
A man injured during tribal clashes that erupted in Jonglei State, sits in a hospital in Bor, South Sudan on July 15, 2013. On July 12 over 126 people were taken by air to Bor Hospital. Among them 84 were wounded by gun shots. The clashes took place in Tangnyang, in Pibor county between the rival tribes of the Lou Nuer against the Murle.
Early morning in a cattle camp in Warrap State, South Sudan. As a pastoralist tribe, the Dinka from Twic county keep cattle of over 200 cows in open camp. Traditionally, children look after and herd them. Cattle are a symbol of wealth and used as a dowry to marry a girl.