Africa’s youngest country doesn’t have a museum yet in which to display its national archives; it would have to be built with the help of donors.
However, the ongoing conflict in South Sudan is threatening to delay this process as well as the ongoing collection of more records.
Thousands of documents have been collected since 2005, most of them 19th century British colonial records from a time when South Sudan was part of Sudan.
But historians fear many more could be lost before they’re even discovered.
Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan reports from the capital Juba.
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