Rumbek was recently one of the most insecure towns in South Sudan. At times when I spoke with people in Juba and told them I was working there, I was met with pity. It was the example of how intercommunal violence can disrupt normal life in a major way. Not so anymore. The story has changed.
With everything that is going on in the country, the three communities in Rumbek have finally embraced peace and it is currently one of the more stable places in South Sudan. I met the three men responsible for this astonishing success.(more…)