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Krista Mahr is a journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa, writing for publications including the Washington Post, the Financial Times, and Newsweek. Prior to moving to South Africa, Mahr spent four years based in New Delhi, where she reported extensively throughout Afghanistan, Pakistan and India as Time’s South Asia bureau chief and as a special correspondent for South Asia for Reuters. Earlier, Mahr was based in Hong Kong at Time’s Asia headquarters as an associate editor and journalist, where she reported throughout east and southeast Asia. Mahr has a Masters degree in print and video journalism from the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She has been granted fellowships by the Overseas Press Club Foundation to work in Greenland and the International Reporting Project to work in South Sudan, and her work has won awards from the Society of Publishers in Asia and Amnesty International Hong Kong's Human Rights Press Press Awards.
Krista Mahr traveled to South Sudan in the wake of its independence to report on how the country was creating itself. "The country is very underdeveloped and hasn't gotten a lot...
Ashraf Shazly / AFP / Getty Images South Sudanese in Khartoum, Sudan's capital, wait to be transported to their recently independent nation on October 28, 2011. It was a blazing Saturday in October, and the...
A group celebrates South Sudan's independence in the capital, Juba, on July 8, 2011Giorgos Moutafis / EPA When the first limousine in South Sudan arrived earlier this year, it was loaded onto a...
Sudanese rebel leader Malik Agar at his rebel hideout near the Kurmuk region of the Blue Nile state on October 10, 2011.Hannah Macneish / AFP / Getty Images The sound of a plane is hard...
If you've never thought much about pavement, take a drive from Juba to Nimule. Parts of South Sudan's busiest road have been paved, but the unfinished parts are still teeth-rattling...
Krista Mahr is reporting from South Sudan on a fellowship with the International Reporting Project (IRP). She is updating her Tumblr account throughout her travels.