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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...

March 16, 2012

The rally's over, but there's still more work to be done. If you haven't already, text SUDAN to 30644 to receive our mobile action alerts, and sign our petition to ask your representatives to support legislation for Sudan.

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Good morning! Lauren Clyne Medley, Enough Project's Online Engagement Manager, is live-blogging from the National Day of Action for Sudan in Washington, DC.

We're joining partners at United to...

March 15, 2012

George Clooney is using his star power to shine a spotlight on the war crimes and humanitarian crisis taking place in Sudan. He is making his rounds this week in Washington, D.C., fresh from a trip to Sudan and South Sudan with Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast.

Yesterday, March 14, Clooney and Prendergast testified about the crisi in Sudan before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Prendergast explained SSP’s objectives,

“We can raise the alarm bells...

March 14, 2012

JUBA, South Sudan -- Except for a few early risers, Yida refugee camp in Unity State, South Sudan was sleeping when an unlikely assortment of people headed north to the border with Sudan and over into the embattled Nuba Mountains. In the front seat of the ragged Land Cruiser sat Academy Award winning actor George Clooney, Co-founder of the Enough Project John Prendergast, and a handful of human rights researchers. Here is what we saw:


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March 12, 2012

Posted by Jenn Christian

The Security Council did something truly extraordinary last week, particularly given recent dissent among its members over Syria and other geopolitical issues implicating human rights: on March 6 it issued a Presidential Statement on Sudan and South Sudan that appears to exhibit a growing international consensus on certain critical issues, among them, humanitarian access to civilian populations on the...

March 8, 2012

Posted by Annie Callaway

Today, U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) introduced legislation that calls for a comprehensive approach to end serious human rights abuses and promote democratic transformation in Sudan.

The Sudan Peace, Security, and Accountability Act of 2012, H.R. 4169, requires the Obama administration to (1) create a comprehensive strategy focused on all of Sudan; (2) address the current humanitarian crisis in South Kordofan, Blue Nile, and Abyei, while continuing to...

March 6, 2012

Posted by James Bair

Editor’s Note: With the April 8 deadline fast approaching for Sudan to strip citizenship from “southerners,” concerns are mounting about how Khartoum will handle the more than half a million people who fall under this classification. Lawyer and guest writer James Bair considers the illegality of Khartoum’s move and offers suggestions about how an impending disaster might be averted.

Ahead of the January 2011 South Sudan self-determination referendum, Khartoum threatened...

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