South Sudan archivists fear loss of historical texts
Publisher: Al Jazeera News
Date Written: 03/01/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
South Sudan doesn't have a museum, so thousands of archival documents are sitting in a small building in the capital, Juba, waiting for a national archives to be built. The project will also need the help of international donors to get off the ground, and the ongoing conflict has made it difficult to secure funding.
South Sudan doesn't have a museum, so thousands of archival documents are sitting in a small building in the capital, Juba, waiting for a national archives to be built.
The documents have been collected since 2005, and until recently, they were stored in tents.
Most are British colonial records that date back to the 19th century when South Sudan was still part of Sudan.
Thousands of people have been killed, and more than four million people have been displaced in the fighting, according to the United Nations.
The conflict has stalled the government's plan to build the archives.
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