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warn about Rwanda's looming genocide.) What he saw in Sudan shocked him as "a very vicious war," a war that forced any serious observer to make a choice: walk away or get involved. Win- ter couldn't walk away. Logocho and the other recruits formed a line anked by the dozen or so soldiers and struck out for Ethiopia. e boys were now solely dependent on the soldiers for food and water. Others joined as they walked, and soon the group numbered more than a hun- dred, stretched over a mile. Early in the walk, as hunger set in, the group stopped by a river. Several soldiers lined up on its banks, their ri es raised. One blew a loud whistle, and several animals li ed their heads from the water. e shooters red a volley toward the ick- ering ears, killing four hippos. Logocho watched, With a constant stream of hucksters and workers lured by the promise of jobs and peace, Juba winks at all comers like a gold rush town. Having grown threefold since 2005, the unruly capital of southern Sudan can barely provide basic city services for its residents.