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February 17, 2011

After years of conflict, Southern Sudan overwhelmingly opted to secede from the country’s north. Many challenges lie ahead as the newly independent state negotiates the rocky path towards independence. We believe that access to high-quality, up-to-date and locally relevant maps will assist humanitarian organizations working in the region.

 
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February 1, 2011


A witness in Khartoum posted this unverified photo on Twitter.
 

Tunis and Cairo-inspired revolutionary fervor spread to Sudan on Sunday, as anti-government demonstrators rallied across major cities, protesting high prices, corruption, unemployment, and the political status quo. This latest challenge to the ruling National Congress Party’s grip on power—headed by President Omar al-Bashir...

January 27, 2011

With my iPad, I can peer each morning at the latest high-resolution imagery of Sudan, captured by DigitalGlobe's constellation of satellites, from 450-700 kilometers (280-435 miles) above Earth, hurtling at 17,000 MPH ground speed. You can see some of these amazing images, too, in the Satellite Sentinel Project's first report, released today.

The crux...

January 26, 2011

As my colleague Matt Brown pointed out last week, Southern Kordofan Governor Ahmed Haroun has been an interesting character to watch in the recent talks to quell violence in the contested Abyei region. Did this man, wanted by the International Criminal Court for allegedly orchestrating war crimes in Darfur, have a change of heart? Maybe not.

A week out from the meeting in Kadugli, the situation in Abyei has stabilized, but sources on the ground say the...

January 25, 2011

In recent years, writer and human rights lawyer Rebecca Hamilton has frequently brought us glimpses into corners of Sudan we might not otherwise see. Via her blog and through articles for some of the most respected media outlets, Hamilton has reported from Darfur IDP camps on the ...

January 20, 2011

KADUGLI, Sudan – Following politics in Sudan can be as surreal as an M. C. Escher illustration. Just when you think you have a good grounding in the issues, the floor becomes the ceiling and your whole perception takes a 180-degree jolt.

Take Ahmed Haroun. The 46-year-old governor of South Kordofan state is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Darfur. While he was the minister of state for humanitarian affairs, he allegedly masterminded the mass rape and murder of thousands of Darfuris. He also recruited and funded the notorious...

January 20, 2011

On the sidelines of a high-level meeting on security in the contested region of Abyei, Enough’s Matt Brown and Tim Freccia spoke to Abyei chief administrator Deng Arop. As Matt reported from the capital of Kadugli in the northern border state of Southern Kordofan, a six-hour closed-door meeting between key northern and southern officials led to a list of four resolutions for easing tension in the volatile area. Chief among them, according to Deng Arop, is disarmament.

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January 20, 2011

ABYEI, Sudan – The convoy of 95 buses had been on the road for a week when it ran into problems. Hundreds of southern Sudanese families with all their belongings were trying to return to the South from Khartoum because they were afraid of reprisals after the South’s independence referendum.

Mawien Tong, a 23-year-old medical student in Khartoum, was trying to link up with his family in the South. Tong was on one of the lead buses in the convoy that came under attack by an Arab Misseriya militia last week as it tried to pass through the tense Abyei...

January 19, 2011

ABYEI, Sudan – Last week, while the rest of southern Sudan was celebrating the successful start of an independence referendum, this troubled border region was embroiled in bloody clashes between southern security forces and an Arab militia long used as a proxy by the North.

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