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September 6, 2012

Posted by Carine Umuhumuza

Sudan and South Sudan negotiations resumed Wednesday with meetings in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with time closing in on a September 22 deadline by which the mediation panel should submit its final report. In this last round of negotiations, the parties hope to resolve outstanding issues from the separation to secure sustained peace between the two countries.

During the previous round of negotiations, the two parties provisionally agreed to an economic deal that includes the resumption of...

August 22, 2012

The Satellite Sentinel Project continuously monitors points of concern and strategic importance in Sudan and along the Sudan/South Sudan border. A new situation report released today shows Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, aircraft at El Obeid airfield in North Kordofan state, Sudan. El Obeid is within striking range of the Nuba Mountains region of South Kordofan state, as well as refugee camps across the border in South Sudan.

Aircraft like the Antonovs shown in this imagery are SAF...

August 21, 2012

Posted by Jenn Christian

The U.S. government recently announced that it will lobby international donors to pledge financial support for Sudan. The release of any funds that these efforts yield should, however, be condition so as to incentivize the government of Sudan to cease ongoing human rights abuses.

The announcement came on the heels of an agreement concluded between the governments of Sudan and South Sudan on oil and related...

August 15, 2012

Posted by Alistair Dawson

Today, the Enough Project released its latest policy brief that discusses the implications of the government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, or SPLM-N, signing separate memoranda of understanding, or MOUs, with the Tripartite Partners—comprised of the U.N., African Union, and League of Arab States.

The U.N....

August 7, 2012

JUBA, South Sudan – Two major breakthroughs marked the last days of negotiations in Addis Ababa between South Sudan and Sudan, and between Sudan and the rebelling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North. The agreements—one on financial arrangements between the North and South, and a second that secured humanitarian access into the conflict zones of South Kordofan and Blue Nile—followed on Khartoum’s decision to assume more conciliatory postures on both issues.

In a surprising post-deadline decision on Saturday night, Sudan and South...

August 3, 2012

Posted by John Prendergast. This oped co-authored with author Dave Eggers originally appeared in The Washington Post.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to visit South Sudan on Friday, a little more than a year after it seceded from Sudan....

August 2, 2012

Posted by Alistair Dawson

As the deadline passes today for the Sudanese and South Sudanese governments and a northern rebel group to make progress to resolve their deadly conflicts, the Enough Project released its compliance tracker summary chart for U.N. Security Council Resolution 2046. This easy-to-read chart...

August 1, 2012

Under pressure of the August 2 deadline set by the U.N. Security Council, Sudan and South Sudan have in these last days of talks made gestures toward a negotiated settlement on a host of issues plaguing their post-separation relations. Negotiations are ongoing, but with the announcement of the cancellation of the presidential summit, an agreement on these issues seems all the more unlikely.

Despite movements on both Sudan and South Sudan’s proposals on outstanding issues in...

July 30, 2012

Posted by Jenn Christian

This oped co-authored with James Bair, an attorney at Washington, D.C., office of Brown Rudnick LLP, originally appeared on Global Post.

Have you heard of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir?

He is, perhaps, best known as the only sitting head of state wanted by the International Criminal Court, or ICC, for the commission of crimes against humanity and genocide. The...

July 24, 2012

Posted by Annette LaRocco

In a new Sudan field dispatch, “Refugees Provide Details of Attacks in Isolated Blue Nile State,” the Enough field team documents accounts of refugees fleeing violence in Sudan’s Blue Nile state. Refugees...

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