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27 May 2012 description
report Globe and Mail

The independence of South Sudan may have liberated millions of people after decades of civil war, but it’s been a disaster for many of those who remained behind in the north.

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15 May 2012 description
report Globe and Mail

Weighted with two heavy sacks of discarded milk bags and meat bones slung across her back, a plastic bag of rotted cabbage in her hand, Rahab Ruguru walks through a smoky landscape of mountainous piles of burning waste, scavenging for a living.

“Working here is how I am able to feed my children,” says the 42-year-old mother of six, stooping to pocket a handful of discarded candy from the ground. “Of course it is not a usual job. Dodging pigs [and] used condoms, eating what I find. No, it’s not good for me. But it is a job and I have to persevere.”