As the first outside journalists to access the last rebel stronghold in Jebel Marra in five years, we found that millions are still trapped in vast makeshift camps, and the area is awash in guns.
Military and civilian leaders announced a power sharing agreement after months of protests and violent crackdowns.
The sit-in site — the nerve center of the revolution, which had grown into a sprawling commune of art, music, and hope — is now a ghostly pile of ash and rubble patrolled by heavily armed troops.
“I don’t think many people realize how combustible the situation is,” said researcher Rashid Abdi.
“Here, I feel like I can say anything I want.”
“It’s not what people lost their freedom for and definitely not what people died and gave their lives for.”
The new leaders also said they didn't intend to remain in power.
“We’re not going to stop. If Juba thinks that without bullets we’re not going to be able to protect ourselves and our people they’re wrong,” rebel leader Thomas Cirillo told VICE News.
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