13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
South Sudan, women of the fourth estate the story of three young and promising female journalists from South Sudan.
Flora photographing the director of the collections Youssef Onyalla with Tako Peter Angelo and Opoka Musa Obalmin, archive inspectors. The collections will not only help to inform academic research but also serve as an important ‘nation-building’ project. The collections are kept in a temporary building to provide accommodation for the Archive pending construction of the permanent National Archive Building. The archive forms the primary historical resource for the development of South Sudanese national identity.
The archives, which were fully hand-listed and roughly searchable by the end of March 2013, are now in semi-permanent storage in Juba, with an interim building nearing completion, and a design for a final National Archive building completed. The archives consist of some 10,000 files, of which around 60,000 pages have been digitized. The greatest success of recent work has been the training and organisation of a core National Archives staff, led by director Youssef Onyalla. (Nicki Kindersley)
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