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February 8, 2012

Posted by Annie Callaway

Last week, Russian Antonov planes bombed the Heiban Bible College in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan, Sudan. The Sudanese government denies it was behind the attacks, but eyewitness accounts combined with the government’s...

February 7, 2012

Posted by Nenad Marinkovic

JUBA, South Sudan -- The long-standing Lou Nuer-Murle feud in Jonglei state claimed the lives of a large number of civilians when some 6,000 Lou Nuer youth attacked the rival Murle in Pibor town at the end of December and early January. United Nations officials in the country cannot provide the exact number of people killed, but the U.N. estimates that 140,000 people were affected by the violence.

While the United Nations and the government are working to provide...

February 2, 2012

This oped co-authored by Enough Project co-founder John Prendergast with Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former Peace Corps volunteer in Congo,...

January 30, 2012

Satellite image of smoke plumes as evidence of bombardment in Toroge

A battle over control of the main refugee route from the Nuba Mountains in Sudan into South Sudan raged last week, according to eyewitness reports obtained by the Enough Project. Sources reported that at 5 a.m. local time on January 25, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North, or SPLA-N, launched an offensive from the mountains...

January 25, 2012

The Satellite Sentinel Project is issuing a human security alert for the Nuba Mountains region of South Kordofan, Sudan, including the Kauda Valley, based on new evidence from satellite imagery and analysis presented in a report released today.

Last year SSP accurately predicted the invasion of Abyei by Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF. A similar attack could be in...

January 23, 2012

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Over the weekend, South Sudan’s leaders began the process of shutting down oil operations in their country, following on the threat to do so during negotiations with Sudan in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.

The decision follows a series of unilateral measures taken by Khartoum, who has confiscated what South Sudan calculates to be $815 million worth of oil. Since late November, the Sudanese government has also prevented vessels loaded with oil shipments already sold to buyers from leaving Port Sudan. In a speech before the...

January 23, 2012

After South Sudan’s independence in July 2011, the two Sudans together occupy a critical geopolitical space linking together the Sahara, the Sahel, the Horn, and the Great Lakes. The post-separation negotiations between Sudan and newly formed South Sudan are therefore vital not only for these two nations’ future bilateral relations, but also for the stability of the region at large.

In Enough’s most recent paper,The Two Sudans: A Tour of the Neighborhood,...

January 18, 2012

Posted by Jenn Christian

On the one-year anniversary of the commencement of the southern Sudan referendum, January 9, 2012, the Ngok Dinka people of the disputed Abyei area formally requested that the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, or CERD, immediately consider the actions of the Sudanese government against the Ngok Dinka people in Abyei.

CERD, which is an international body established to monitor state parties’ adherence to the...

January 10, 2012

Satellite Sentinel Project’s Co-founder George Clooney appeared on NBC’s “Rock Center” with Brian Williams on January 9 to talk about celebrity, privacy, and his “other passion,” the Satellite Sentinel Project.

The...

January 6, 2012

In its January issue, Boston Magazine profiles Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s Michael VanRooyen and his efforts to train a new breed of aspiring humanitarians.

The article by William Wheeler, titled “The Saving Game,” focuses on Satellite Sentinel Project’s work and successes as a truly innovative game-changing tool. Wheeler writes: “'The SSP is an example of what...

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