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May 18, 2012

Posted by Annette LaRocco and Jenn Christian

On Wednesday, the U.N. Security Council received its first briefing regarding Sudan and South Sudan’s compliance with Security Council Resolution 2046. In the closed meeting, the U.N. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Haile Menkerios, briefed the council on the events in Sudan and South Sudan since the passage of the resolution. As mandated, Menkerios’ presentation...

May 16, 2012

Posted by Mollie Zapata and Jenn Christian

On May 2, the United Nations Security Council enacted a resolution addressing recent violence that has flared along the poorly defined international border separating Sudan and South Sudan, as well as the nearly year-long conflict between Sudanese government forces and the Sudan Revolutionary Front, or SRF. It was an important move, and a significant one given the political gridlock the...

May 15, 2012

Posted by Justin Tyvoll

No informed international observer expected the post-separation negotiations between Sudan and the newly formed Republic of South Sudan to be concluded easily. But now, as the first anniversary of the South’s independence rapidly approaches, it is becoming all too clear just how little has been accomplished on issues related to border demarcation, citizenship, oil revenues, and the final status of Abyei. Moreover, the ongoing violence in...

May 10, 2012

Posted by Annette LaRocco

Over the last few months, conflict has ignited across the border between the two Sudans, with the potential to escalate even further. A new Enough Project report, “South Sudan and Sudan Back at War: The View from Juba” reflects on these last few months and evaluates the causes and implications of the deteriorating relationship between Sudan and South Sudan.

Amanda Hsiao, Enough Project...

May 4, 2012

Posted by Jenn Christian

On, May 2, the U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a resolution endorsing last week’s decision from the African Union Peace and Security Council. The resolution calls for, among other things, the immediate cessation of hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan and the two sides’...

April 30, 2012

Posted by Nenad Marinkovic

BENTIU, South Sudan – On April 29, the 4th division of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, or SPLA, operating around Panakuac—a South Sudanese town in northern Unity state, located about 23 kilometers away from Heglig where SPLA troops recently withdrew—came under attack from Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF.  I,...

April 30, 2012

Posted by Edward Ford

In recent days the renewed hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan have caught the world’s attention. However, the back-and-forth between the two countries has often been difficult to follow. In light of this, the Enough Project has produced a new timeline to chronicle the often confusing events along the border and in the negotiating room.

The timeline details...

April 25, 2012

Posted by Annie Callaway

Last Thursday, Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast was on Capitol Hill to brief House members and staff on the current situation in Sudan. Joining him for the discussion were Alan Jury, director of the World Food Programme’s U.S. relations office, Congressmen Frank Wolf (R-VA), Jim McGovern (D-MA), Al Green (D-TX), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), the newly appointed co-chair of the Congressional Sudan Caucus, and the Enough...

April 25, 2012

Posted by John Bradshaw

Editor's Note: This oped co-authored with Mark H. Tuohey, a partner at the Washington, D.C., office of Brown Rudnick LLP, originally appeared on GlobalPost.

Thousands of innocent civilians are living in caves in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, hiding from government bombs and on the brink of starvation. Hundreds of thousands are stranded in...

April 24, 2012

The Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, released two new reports, documenting the latest developments in the conflict raging on the border between Sudan and South Sudan.

The conflict has become increasingly violent since the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, or SPLA, advanced on Heglig on April 9. Heglig (known as Panthou to the South Sudanese) is a disputed territory, with both nations claiming that it is within their borders. The area provides an...

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