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July 20, 2012

Few have ever heard of the Nuba Mountains village of Um Bartumbu, and fewer still have been there. It is located in the conflict-torn state of South Kordofan, Sudan, where troops fighting for the government of Sudan, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-North, or SPLM/A-N, have been fighting since June 2011. Um Bartumbu Village does not appear on most maps, but it hosts a clinic, a mosque, Sudanese Church of Christ, several storerooms, a communal grinding mill, and copses of desert date trees. But for new eyewitness reports obtained by citizen journalists, the recent...

July 18, 2012

Posted by Marjon Momand

In a room packed with more than 150 people, the Enough Project hosted a panel discussion on July 16 about the interconnected challenges facing Sudan and South Sudan since South Sudan’s first anniversary of independence. The panelists addressed the ongoing North-South negotiation process and the recent wave of anti-regime protests sweeping though Sudan, emphasizing their effect on security in the region and the potential for regime change.

The diverse panel included Dr. Francis Deng, U.N....

July 17, 2012

Posted by Marjon Momand

Editor’s Note: This post is intended to provide a contextual background for understanding the complex issues that the Enough Project works on. It is part of the series Enough 101.

On June 16, student-led protests broke out in Sudan’s capital in response to austerity measures announced by ...

July 12, 2012

Posted by Marjon Momand

Over 2,000 activists have been detained since protests began in Khartoum on June 16, the activist group Girifna reported, prompting mounting international criticism and spurring more solidarity from Sudanese opposition groups. The National Intelligence and Security Services, or NISS, began...

July 10, 2012

Posted by Annette LaRocco

Editor’s Note: As part of the series Enough 101, this post is intended to provide a contextual background for understanding the complex issues that the Enough Project works on.

South Sudan, the world’s newest country, turned one yesterday. As the nation celebrates its...

July 9, 2012

One year ago on July 9, 2011, as the world’s newest nation, the Republic of South Sudan, celebrated its inaugural Independence Day, former Sudanese compatriots from the north sent warm wishes by videotape from the people of Sudan to the people of South Sudan. They tweeted these messages of peace and love using the hashtag #LoveFromSudan. And journalists worldwide took notice.

“I’m really sorry that we couldn’t be one peaceful, united and prosperous country,” said Omnia Shawkat....

July 9, 2012

JUBA, South Sudan – South Sudan’s first year as a nation, marked by a fast deteriorating economy, a return to hostilities with Sudan, and significant inter-communal violence, was expectedly celebrated with less fanfare than its official independence from Sudan last year.

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July 6, 2012

Posted by Marjon Momand

Following uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, anti-regime demonstrations broke out in Sudan’s capital in January 2011 and this past December, yet failed to gain much momentum. The most recent series of protests that...

July 5, 2012

By Jenn Christian | Jul 5, 2012

June 28, 2012

Posted by Amanda Hsiao

AGOK, South Sudan -- “I ran because I saw many militias and SAF,” said Malak Miyen, an elderly Ngok Dinka man. “I survived because of God.” Malak was in Abyei town when Sudan government forces and allied militias violently took over the Abyei territory in May 2011, in response to alleged South Sudan army provocation. For over a year, he has been displaced in a town 37 kilometers south of Abyei town called Agok. This was the second time in his life Malak has been...

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