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December 11, 2012

Posted by Niccole Rivero

The Sudan Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives convened for a briefing on the escalating crisis in the Nuba Mountains last week. One of several ongoing conflicts in Sudan, systematic violence in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states targets civilians and is perpetrated by rebels groups and government forces.

The Enough Project’s Jonathan Hutson joined panelists Jonathan Temin of the U.S. Institute of Peace, EJ Hogendoorn of the International Crisis Group, and Lauren Ploch Blanchard...

December 6, 2012

Burned Huts in South Kordofan

"Razing a village is a war crime, and the torching of now at least 26 Nuban villages, plus the systematic destruction of crops and grasslands for cattle, is a crime against humanity,” said George Clooney, Co-founder of Satellite Sentinel Project. “What we’re seeing here is a...

November 30, 2012

Thirteen villages were deliberately burned across a 30-square mile area in the Nuba Mountains between November 17 and November 22, 2012, according to a new Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, report.

The DigitalGlobe imagery, which is available in full resolution on Flickr, confirms media reports of the attacks, which Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North, or SPLM-N, spokesman Arnu Ngutulu Lodi...

November 7, 2012

Posted by Patricia Garrity

Following the resolution of negotiations in Addis Ababa this September, the international community watches on as the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan continue to grapple with critical outstanding issues. In the coming days, the U.N. Security Council will have the opportunity to vote on a set of recommendations from the African Union Peace and Security...

November 2, 2012

Guest blog by Mark Hackett, Operation Broken Silence

Editor's Note: The advocacy group Operation Broken Silence released a documentary this week shot in Sudan's Nuba Mountains. Producer Mark Hackett wrote this guest blog post about his visit to the war-torn region and why OBS decided to make a film.

Right now, the situation in Sudan’s besieged Nuba Mountains is worsening by the day.

In June 2012, Operation Broken Silence sent an assessment team across the South Sudan border into SPLM-N territory...

October 31, 2012

Yarmouk Military Base, Khartoum, Sudan

The Satellite Sentinel Project acquired imagery of the explosion that rocked Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, just after midnight on October 24, 2012. Though the source of the explosion and fire were not immediately apparent, expert analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery shows evidence to indicate that the explosions were in fact...

October 22, 2012

Posted by Lexi Britton

Today the Enough Project released its first policy brief in a series focusing on the international community’s extraordinary opportunity to help support peace within and between the two Sudans. The brief discusses the need for the mediator, former South African president Thabo Mbeki, and the African Union to take bold and specific actions to marshal the governments of Sudan and South Sudan closer...

October 22, 2012

Editor's Note: The result of years of research, Sudan specialist and professor Eric Reeves today published a new eBook entitled Compromising with Evil that serves as a comprehensive archive of the atrocities committed in Sudan over the past five years. In this guest blog post Reeves explains the motivations behind the project.

The extensive electronic text I am today making fully available—at no cost—attempts to...

October 19, 2012

Posted by Renata Rendón

This piece originally appeared on The Hill's Congress blog

The government of Sudan continues to carry out indiscriminate attacks and bombardment against civilian populations, block humanitarian aid, and commit other inhumane acts against its own people. This should not come as news to the U.S. government and the international community...
October 18, 2012

Posted by Tracy Fehr

As the humanitarian crisis unfolds in Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, international humanitarian organizations have not been able to assess the nutrition and food security situation in these areas… until now. For the first time since 2011—when the government of Sudan banned all international humanitarian aid organizations from operating in the two states—an independent rapid food security and nutrition assessment has been conducted in South Kordofan state.

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