Sudan and South Sudan. Independence. Before 1956 the area that is now known as Sudan and South Sudan was controlled by the British and Egyptians. After independence from Britain in 1956 Sudan struggled through many struggles and conflicts. Differences.
A Southern Sudanese soldier walks past the Aniet market in Agok in Abyei region. Residents of the town have fled after Sudan Armed forces occupied Abyei town and threatened to push southward.
Cattle are central to the lives of tribesmen in Abyei region.