19 imagesJuly 2021 will mark the tenth anniversary of South Sudan’s independence. Most of the last decade was marked by a bloody conflict and hundreds of thousands of people were killed or wounded before a national unity government was formed on 22 February 2020. Peace was signed but guns haven’t silenced and violent clashes regularly take place between communities in different parts of the country. South Sudan's economy is in tatters and cows are the most valuable and stable asset many families can own. As guns became easier to acquire in the war, competition over resources leads to violent cattle raids, which then ricochet between communities, as people carry out revenge raids. Between March 2019 and March 2020, I met cattle keepers on several occasions, often after a fighting occurred between different groups. Meeting these young men, sometimes teenagers, I often looked at their hands, wondering what they could build, if they would hold something else than a gun.