Women Make South Sudan Safe, One Explosion at a Time


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(CS Monitor) Monica Achol holds her breath as she crouches on the dry grass under the protective cover of a tree. She focuses on the field ahead, her fine, red-colored dreads tied back into a high ponytail. A metallic cable snakes from a detonator she is gripping tightly, across the dusty ground, to a target 200 meters (about 650 feet) away.

“All clear!” her colleague, Antasia Bullen, shouts through a walkie-talkie.

Ms. Bullen counts to three. When she utters the word “Fire!” Ms. Achol presses the round button with both her thumbs.

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Published: Saturday, August 12, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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