#ANATABAN in the News
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
South Sudan Artists' Movement for Peace Catches Fire
Jacob Bul Bior, a 29-year-old South Sudanese peace activist, has never known a day when his country wasn’t torn apart by violence. Civil war between northern and southern Sudan; battles between South Sudanese factions; soldiers and rebel fighters raping and executing civilians; a population in flight—such has been the backdrop of his life. By 2016, Bul Bior was tired: tired of war, tired of a resource-rich nation that couldn’t feed itself, tired of elites fomenting tribal animosity. He was weary enough to help birth a movement of young South Sudanese artists known as #Anataban— “I am tired” in Arabic—and to turn the phrase into a national rallying cry.
South Sudan Artists Protest Civil War With Peace Campaign
Musicians played lively tunes in South Sudan's capital, and pedestrians and market shoppers watched the impromptu concert with curiosity. A soldier in desert camouflage walked around, surveying the scene
South Sudan artists paint for peace in Juba
After nearly three years of devastating civil conflict, South Sudanese artists have come together to try and get the country thinking and talking about peace, by launching a public art project in the capital Juba.
South Sudan’s Ana Taban campaign plans to expand its program to silence guns
South Sudan’s Ana Taban campaign championed by activists and artists announced a plan to expand its program to include the conflict-displaced people who are currently sheltering inside the UN sites and refugees camps in neighbouring countries.
South Sudan street artists pushing message of peace
Juba, South Sudan - On bakery walls, buildings and roadside sheeting in South Sudan's capital, Juba, street artists fed up with war are painting for peace as young musicians, actors and artists campaign to end decades of conflict.
Tired of war: South Sudan street artists calling for peace - in pictures
Ana Taban, meaning ‘I am tired’, is a youth campaign designed to end conflict – and their message is timely on the UN’s International Day of Peace
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