Peter Martell is a journalist and prize-winning photographer based in East Africa.
He is writing a history of South Sudan.
Since 2005, Peter has been based in Yemen, Eritrea, Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan and Kenya for AFP and BBC.
He was AFP's News Editor from 2011-2016 for East Africa and the Indian Ocean.
He unexepectdly won a Guinness Record for the world's highest ever game of cricket on top of Kilimanjaro.
He splits his time between Nairobi, Juba and Northumberland.
It is necessary for these sad conditions to be reported because evil thrives best in quiet, untidy corners.
Chinua Achebe, Another Africa