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November 30, 2011

Posted by James Bair on Nov 30, 2011

Editor's Note: What are the international legal ramifications for the Sudanese government's recent assault on its people in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, and across the new international boundary in South Sudan? Lawyer and rights activist James Bair writes about the numerous ways Khartoum is violating the Geneva Conventions -- to alarmingly little effect from the international community.

Earlier this month, Sudan launched...

November 29, 2011

Sudan has begun to block the oil exports of newly independent South Sudan in a move aimed at changing negotiating dynamics to its favor. The decision has prevented a total of 1.6 million barrels of oil from being exported to two buyers and comes as talks in Addis Ababa between the two countries’ ruling party representatives are taking place. A key focus of the talks is to settle on the transit fee that South Sudan will pay to Sudan for the use of oil infrastructure located in the North.

On Monday, Khartoum’s oil minister announced the blockade of South Sudan’s oil...

November 29, 2011

Posted by Carine Umuhumuza on Nov 29, 2011

An increased aerial bombardment campaign, the killing and rape of civilians, and the displacement of people are just some of the atrocities that persist in the border regions between Sudan and South Sudan.

In his latest field dispatch, Enough Project field researcher Nenad Marinkovic reports on recent violence in Sudan’s Blue Nile state, including attacks from Sudanese military forces spanning from September 1 to November 3, which resulted in a prolonged...

November 23, 2011

This post co-authored with Kyle Matthews originally appeared today in Embassy, Canada’s foremost foreign policy magazine.

Ending genocide and other mass atrocities is a noble goal not yet realized, yet there is reason for hope.

In 2001, thanks to the leadership of Canada, a new international security and human rights doctrine was introduced. Known as the Responsibility to Protect, in 2005 all 192 countries seated at the United Nations...

November 22, 2011

A bipartisan group of 62 Members of Congress sent a letter this week to President Obama urging the administration to recalibrate U.S. policy towards Sudan in order to address the serious humanitarian and security crises that millions of civilians are facing.

Citing evidence...

November 21, 2011

Posted by Tracy Fehr on Nov 21, 2011

Amid cross-border attacks by the government of Sudan on South Sudan, and the recent takeover of the former rebel stronghold Kurmuk in Sudan’s Blue Nile state, major Sudanese rebel groups have officially joined forces in an alliance to topple the Khartoum regime.

Rebel groups from the Darfur region to the east formed the Sudan Revolutionary Front, or SRF, with the aim to...

November 17, 2011

SSP released reports focused on the unfolding crisis in Sudan and South Sudan on Friday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 15. The subsequent media coverage spoke to SSP’s increasing stance in conflict prevention reporting.

On Friday, November 11, Reuters posted an article, “Sudan upgrading air bases in volatile border region” that...

November 17, 2011

SHERKOLE REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia -- Miriam was listless as she spoke, sitting on a plastic mat outside of a tukul in the refugee camp. “I can’t even make any sense out of it because it’s too fresh in my mind,” she said, patting a crying young child clamoring for her attention. “My mind is still gripped by this,” Miriam said as she began to tell about the day fighting broke out in the town of Wad el-Mahi in Sudan’s Blue Nile state.

“What happened are the problems that have been brought to us by Omar al-Bashir,” she...

November 16, 2011

Posted by Corrine Hauth on Nov 16, 2011

Following up on its recent open letter to President Obama, the new alliance Act for Sudan is mobilizing on Facebook this week to get its message out to the masses and especially policy makers: It is time for the U.S. government to escalate actions against the Khartoum regime.

In an email to activists announcing the launch of the “I Act for...

November 15, 2011

 

The Satellite Sentinel Project followed up its November 11 report showing Sudan Armed Forces increasing air attack capacity near the border of Sudan and South Sudan with...

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