November 23, 2011

This post co-authored with Kyle Matthews originally appeared today in Embassy, Canada’s foremost foreign policy magazine.

Ending genocide and other mass atrocities is a noble goal not yet realized, yet there is reason for hope.

In 2001, thanks to the leadership of Canada, a new international security and human rights doctrine was introduced. Known as the Responsibility to Protect, in 2005 all 192 countries seated at the United Nations...

November 22, 2011

A bipartisan group of 62 Members of Congress sent a letter this week to President Obama urging the administration to recalibrate U.S. policy towards Sudan in order to address the serious humanitarian and security crises that millions of civilians are facing.

Citing evidence...

November 21, 2011

Posted by Tracy Fehr on Nov 21, 2011

Amid cross-border attacks by the government of Sudan on South Sudan, and the recent takeover of the former rebel stronghold Kurmuk in Sudan’s Blue Nile state, major Sudanese rebel groups have officially joined forces in an alliance to topple the Khartoum regime.

Rebel groups from the Darfur region to the east formed the Sudan Revolutionary Front, or SRF, with the aim to...

November 17, 2011

SSP released reports focused on the unfolding crisis in Sudan and South Sudan on Friday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 15. The subsequent media coverage spoke to SSP’s increasing stance in conflict prevention reporting.

On Friday, November 11, Reuters posted an article, “Sudan upgrading air bases in volatile border region” that...

November 17, 2011

SHERKOLE REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia -- Miriam was listless as she spoke, sitting on a plastic mat outside of a tukul in the refugee camp. “I can’t even make any sense out of it because it’s too fresh in my mind,” she said, patting a crying young child clamoring for her attention. “My mind is still gripped by this,” Miriam said as she began to tell about the day fighting broke out in the town of Wad el-Mahi in Sudan’s Blue Nile state.

“What happened are the problems that have been brought to us by Omar al-Bashir,” she...

November 16, 2011

Posted by Corrine Hauth on Nov 16, 2011

Following up on its recent open letter to President Obama, the new alliance Act for Sudan is mobilizing on Facebook this week to get its message out to the masses and especially policy makers: It is time for the U.S. government to escalate actions against the Khartoum regime.

In an email to activists announcing the launch of the “I Act for...

November 15, 2011


The Satellite Sentinel Project followed up its November 11 report showing Sudan Armed Forces increasing air attack capacity near the border of Sudan and South Sudan with...

November 14, 2011

On Friday, November 11, Satellite Sentinel Project released a report, “Radius of Operations: Sudan Increases Air Attack Capacity” providing evidence of a build-up of Sudanese Armed Forces, or SAF, on the border of Sudan and South Sudan and portending the possible resumption of war between the two countries.

This evidence, accompanied by on-the-ground reports of...

November 10, 2011

Posted by Annette LaRocco and Nenad Marinkovic on Nov 10, 2011

JUBA, South Sudan -- The Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, attacked a refugee camp in South Sudan at 2:53 p.m. local time today. Enough Project sources indicated that no one was killed or injured in the attack, contrary to initial estimates from the Unity state government. However, casualty figures remain unconfirmed....

November 10, 2011

Posted by Nenad Marinkovic on Nov 09, 2011

Relations between Sudan and South Sudan have sunk to the lowest level since the South declared independence in July 2011. “We tell our brothers in the south that if they want peace, we want peace. If they want war, our army is there,” said Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in the Blue Nile capital of Damazine earlier this week in an event to declare the “liberation” of the former...

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