April 10, 2012

A new British documentary film presents graphic visual evidence that the Sudanese government has committed crimes against humanity by bombarding civilians in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan, Sudan. Surprisingly, the most irrebuttable visual evidence comes from the Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, in the form of video captured by a drone flown by SAF over apparent civilian areas in advance of bombardment. The evidence convincingly shows that the Government of Sudan is operating Iranian drones.

"Unreported World: Terror in Sudan" will premiere on the UK's Channel 4 on...

April 10, 2012

Posted by Nenad Marinkovic and Jenn Christian

Reports emerged late today that South Sudan’s military forces, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, or SPLA, may have again taken control of South Kordofan state’s Heglig, home to Sudan’s largest remaining source of oil following the South’s secession. If true, this would mark the second time in weeks that the SPLA has occupied territory well within Sudan, and...

April 6, 2012

Posted by Annette LaRocco

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned a series of inflammatory statements by the governor of Sudan’s South Kordofan state, Ahmed Haroun. His speech, which was caught on camera and published by Al Jazeera, calls for Sudanese troops to take no prisoners in the fight...

April 4, 2012

Posted by Annie Callaway

As the two Sudans remain locked in vicious border clashes, the humanitarian costs are piling up. The Sudanese border states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile continue to be at the crux of this precarious situation and with the rainy season projected to begin at the end of April, the need for unrestricted humanitarian access to the region is critical.

On March 30, Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) along with 67 of her fellow members of Congress sent...

April 3, 2012

“Today, any event, anywhere on the planet, could be broadcast globally in seconds,” stated Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller in an address delivered to a group of students at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations on March 30. “That means it is harder to hide things. When it is harder to hide things, it is easier to be caught.”

The speech, entitled “Arms Control in the Information Age,” focused on the new rapid-sharing climate of...

March 30, 2012

Posted by Nenad Marinkovic

JUBA, South Sudan – Once again, relations between Sudan and South Sudan are teetering on the brink of war. Over the past week, fighting along the border between the two nations, and aerial bombardment by the Sudanese Armed Forces, or SAF, deep into the territory of South Sudan have nearly destroyed rising hopes that the two countries would strike a deal in the near future on outstanding...

March 26, 2012

Posted by Jenn Christian

Within the last two weeks, signs of progress have emerged from the two Sudans. First, on March 13, Khartoum and Juba initialed two agreements concerning citizenship and border management issues and agreed to hold a bilateral summit between Presidents Bashir and Kiir under a renewed spirit of mutual cooperation. President Bashir has since...

March 23, 2012

Posted by Annie Callaway

Following last Wednesday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing at which George Clooney and John Prendergast testified about their recent trip to the Nuba Mountains, a bipartisan group of senators introduced a resolution calling on the Sudanese government and the SPLM-North to cease hostilities and find a political solution to the conflict ongoing since June 2011. The resolution also emphasizes the need for...

March 22, 2012

As part of a swell in attention to the ongoing crisis in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan from seasoned advocates in Congress, U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) delivered a speech on the House floor on March 21 calling on the U.S. government to increase efforts to address the deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the embattled state of South Kordofan.

McGovern presented two images to support his testimony. The first was of an Antonov bomber flying over South Kordofan, leaving smoke plumes in its wake.

“The satellite picture is from the Satellite Sentinel Project,...

March 20, 2012

Posted by Nenad Marinkovic and Jenn Christian

Last week, the coalition known as the Sudan Revolutionary Front, or SRF, comprised of Darfuri rebel movements, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, or SPLM-N, and the Beja Congress, met with two prominent Sudanese opposition parties to discuss their common goal of overthrowing the regime in Khartoum. During the meeting, leaders from the SRF...

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