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September 20, 2011

Japan has announced that it will send a 300-member military engineering team to South Sudan as part of a UN humanitarian mission to build bridges and other infrastructure.

A preliminary fact-finding mission may go to South Sudan as early as this year. While they have not announced which bridges they may build or repair, there is a critical need to rebuild the Banton Bridge, Abyei town’s primary link...

September 19, 2011

Sudan government troops have yet to comply with the first phase of a withdrawal schedule aimed at demilitarizing the disputed Abyei area that sits between Sudan and South Sudan. According to the timeline, signed by Sudanese and South Sudanese government officials two weeks ago, the northern Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, should have withdrawn out of Abyei town by the end of last week. Southern and U.N. sources say that SAF remain in Abyei town.

In an interview with Enough last Thursday, southern...

September 7, 2011

As violence continues in Blue Nile and South Kordofan, the leader of the group fighting Sudanese government forces in the two border states called for a “holistic, integrated approach” to Sudan’s multiple conflicts.

“It’s not about Nuba Mountains, it’s not about Darfur, it’s not about Blue Nile,” said Yasir Arman, the secretary general of the SPLM-N, the political arm of the opposition group, told Enough in a phone interview. “It’s about democracy and transformation. The issue is about how Sudan is going to be ruled....

September 2, 2011

A new battle zone along Sudan’s volatile border opened last night, with government bombardments and fighting reported from the capital of Blue Nile state. Enough issued a statement this afternoon condemning the assault on Blue Nile, the third region to come under attack by Sudan Armed Forces in the past six months.

News of bombardments in Blue Nile came in the wake of a report this week that bolstered allegations of...

September 1, 2011

Satellite Sentinel Project captures the attention of major media around the world, using satellite imagery and ground-based reporting to focus attention on and promote accountability for mass atrocities in Sudan and South Sudan. Here is a round-up of recent, select media coverage of SSP.

The New Yorker posted “Mass Graves and George Clooney,” by Alexis Okeowo, on Tuesday, August 30. (Source)

Last month, Clooney’s...

August 31, 2011

This opinion piece co-authored by John Bradshaw, executive director of The Enough Project and Charlie Clements, executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, originally appeared on GlobalPost.

The wall of impunity that has long protected war criminals is crumbling. And that process is now accelerating through the use of technology.

Atrocities committed during military actions or in...

August 26, 2011

Satellite Sentinel Project captures the attention of major media around the world, using satellite imagery and ground-based reporting to focus attention on and promote accountability for mass atrocities in Sudan and South Sudan. Here is a round-up of recent, select media coverage of SSP.

The latest SSP report generated coverage by media outlets around the world, and has been translated into numerous languages including Spanish, Dutch, French, and Indonesian.

On Wednesday, August 24, The New York Times published “Images Show Mass Graves in Sudan, Group Says....

August 19, 2011

Satellite Sentinel Project captures the attention of major media around the world, using satellite imagery and ground-based reporting to focus attention on and promote accountability for mass atrocities in Sudan and South Sudan. Here is a round-up of recent, select media coverage of SSP.

Al Jazeera English aired its report "New Evidence of Mass Graves in South Kordofan," on August 17:

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August 12, 2011

Satellite Sentinel Project captures the attention of major media around the world, using satellite imagery and ground-based reporting to focus attention on and promote accountability for mass atrocities in Sudan and South Sudan. Here is a round-up of recent, select media coverage of SSP.

On Thursday, August 4, AllAfrica.com published an article by Eric Reeves, “Darfur, and Now More Genocide in the Country?” to direct attention to indications that “yet again, Sudan shows all the signs of accelerating genocide, this time on its southern border.” (...

August 10, 2011

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, Members of Congress reached beyond partisan lines to address the mass atrocities taking place in Southern Kordofan, Sudan.  Fifty-three members of Congress signed a letter to President Obama thanking the administration for its continued commitment to Sudan and South Sudan, and urging him to raise his voice again to call for international attention to reports of mass killings by the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and allied militias, and mass graves...

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