A two kilometer walk west of Nimule, through the national game reserve, takes you to the confluence of Anyama stream and the Nile River.
Fresh air flows overhead as one looks across the Nile River. This is also a landing site for fishermen crossing from neighboring Uganda to markets in South Sudan.
Here, some South Sudanese act as fish middlemen. They purchase from Ugandan fishermen and sell at a market in Nimule, raising a little profit.
Other South Sudanese do fishing for both family consumption and commercial purposes. Franco Taban has now decided to do the fishing himself amid challenges that could, sometimes, result in losses.
(22nd April 2013) - "You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there," a writer and churchman Edwin Louis Cole once said.
The Texas born wasn’t a politician; he was the founder of the Christian Men’s Foundation that he used to help christian men until he died in 2002.
But his assertion is what South Sudan government seems to suggest about its poor human rights record one year into nationhood.
The government has admitted that a human rights report alleging rapes, torture and extra-judicial killings and detentions last year reflected some truth.
51 percent of the people in South Sudan live below the poverty line, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
There is a vast agricultural potential, but the economy relied 98 percent on oil before it was shut down in January this year, and food items are imported from neighboring countries.
Farmers, President Salva Kiir said, must be supported in order to produce enough food.
"I want to declare war on this enemy called poverty. By 2014 I want to see that we don't import tomatoes, vegetables or any food from our neighbouring countries," Kiir said.
Gender-based violence (GBV) is defined as physical, sexual and psychological harm to either men or women and includes any form of violence or abuse that targets people on the basis of their sex, although women and girls are usually the primary victims.