National Geographic : 2010 Nov
• smiling. Does he still keep cows? "A man never tells how many children or cows he has," he said. "Sometimes you say only one. at one may be ten or a hundred or a thousand." So then how many does he have? He laughed. "One." in the jun- gle, Winter continued his preoccupation with southern Sudan, struggling to explain Sudan and America to each other. In southern Sudan people knew little about Western politics; they o en called him Senator Roger when he showed up in the bush. Americans knew even less about Sudan. By 2001 Winter had taken a job with the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the war in southern Sudan consumed him. On the morning of September 11, he was hold- ing a meeting in Washington, D.C., about a pos- sible cease- re in the Nuba Mountains. Midway Members of southern Sudan's security service bury two colleagues a er the brutal intertribal assault on Duk Padiet. Last year con icts in the south took 2,500 lives and displaced 350,000. Southerners accused the Khartoum government of stirring up violence to destabilize the region.