To that end, in March both houses of the legislature passed a bill that extended the terms of elected officials, including the president and national legislators, for three years; the bill was later signed into law by Kiir. It was almost inevitable that when Kiir turned against Machar many Nuer would think that he was seeking to marginalize their entire tribe. Back in Juba, I talked with Peter Meredith, a famed South African kayaker who is trying to launch the first commercial rafting trips in South Sudan, to take expats from the capital on floats down the White Nile. People in southern Sudan spent decades fighting for autonomy from the north. Meredith, the kayaker, says his hopes for a rafting business were curtailed when NGOs and embassies, out of security concerns, banned their Juba staffs from leaving the city on weekends. Fears of northern domination led to widespread discontent in the south. The pig is in a wire snare and has raged against the jungle for hours, clawing a circle of black dirt in the exact radius of its leash. The vast open spaces became a kind of formless border between the Middle East and Africa, with Muslims in the north and black Africans, often Christian or animist, in the south. Child soldiers were also reportedly used by opposition fighters in Western Equatoria and Western Bahr el-Ghazal. Sven actually holds an obscure but equivalent title, commissioner, and represents the European Union as a whole. Numerous cease-fires, agreements, and peace discussions occurred during the s and in the early years of the 21st century.