"South Sudan archivists launch battle against termites, rats, time - First Published: 2012-07-07. South Sudan archivists launch battle against termites, rats, time.
By Hannah McNeish – JUBA
History in boxes
Surrounded by walls of boxes, researchers scan and catalogue the crumbling, mildewed pages, some nibbled by rats, which make up the national archives of the one-year-old republic of South Sudan.
During the five decades of civil war, an extreme climate and an assortment of animals have eaten away at the archives, some of which are still piled up in a giant city centre tent -- unbearably hot and humid even in early morning."