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In pictures: Southern Sudan's cattle camps
Traditional banks

For countless generations, cattle have played a central role in the life of many African peoples, such as the Dinka of South Sudan, Micah Albert writes.

In the absence of banks, cattle are used as a store of wealth.

Some Dinkas will be rich in cattle terms - with hundreds of animals - and yet they will go hungry and wear rags.

Cattle camps are where Dinka culture is passed down to the next generation.

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