SPLM-N Leaders Meet with U.S. Officials: “We Are Looking for Change”

Posted by Carine Umuhumuza

 

Last week, leaders of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, or SPLM-N, arrived in Washington to meet with U.S. State Department officials and discuss U.S. engagement in the unfolding humanitarian crisis, as well as the ongoing peace talks with the government of Sudan. This is the first time the three leaders, SPLM-N Chairman Malik Agar, SPLM-N Chief of Staff and Deputy Chairman Abdel Aziz al-Hilu, and Secretary General Yasir Arman, have travelled together to the U.S.

Under R2P, International Community Must Protect Sudanese Citizens

Posted by Niccole Rivero

In a new policy brief released today, the Enough Project’s Jennifer Christian calls for an increased international response to the humanitarian crisis in Sudan, particularly in the delivery of aid throughout the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile. The report, “Shifting the Burden: The Responsibility to Protect Doctrine and the Humanitarian Crisis in Sudan,” cites the responsibility to protect doctrine, or R2P, as the guiding principle by which the international community must operate.

Bashir Calls for African Union Legislation Against 'Spy Satellites' over Sudan

Posted by Allison Punch

On September 5, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir called on the African Union to legislate protection of African space against “spy satellites.” Bashir, who has been indicted by the International Criminal Court, spoke at a telecommunications conference in Khartoum, pushing for a unified continent-wide space agency.

Enough Brief: Sudan-South Sudan Final Talks Approach Agreement Deadline

Posted by Carine Umuhumuza

Sudan and South Sudan negotiations resumed Wednesday with meetings in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with time closing in on a September 22 deadline by which the mediation panel should submit its final report. In this last round of negotiations, the parties hope to resolve outstanding issues from the separation to secure sustained peace between the two countries.

Fatal Impact: Plane Crash of Sudan's Delegation to Talodi, South Kordofan, Sudan (Report)

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For the past two years, the Government of Sudan, or GoS, has sent delegations of senior officials, including military and security leaders, accompanied by state media crews, to Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, bases in border areas during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

On August 19, 2012, on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the last day of Ramadan, a GoS delegation chartered a plane which took off from Khartoum and crashed on approach to the SAF airstrip in Talodi, South Kordofan. The Talodi delegation was one of four delegations, which the GoS dispatched to hotspots of rebellion during Ramadan 2012. The other three went to SAF bases in El Fasher, North Darfur1; Kadugli, South Kordofan; and Kurmuk, Blue Nile state.

Satellite Sentinel Project Releases Report on Plane Crash of Sudan’s Delegation to Talodi

WASHINGTON -- For the past two years, the Government of Sudan, or GoS, has sent delegations of senior officials, including military and security leaders, accompanied by state media crews, to Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, bases in border areas during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

On August 19, 2012, on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the last day of Ramadan, a GoS delegation chartered a plane which took off from Khartoum and crashed on approach to the SAF airstrip in Talodi, South Kordofan. The Talodi delegation was one of four delegations, which the GoS dispatched to hotspots of rebellion during Ramadan 2012. The other three went to SAF bases in El Fasher, North Darfur; Kadugli, South Kordofan; and Kurmuk, Blue Nile state.

Situation Report Sudan: Aircraft at El Obeid Airfield

The Satellite Sentinel Project continuously monitors points of concern and strategic importance in Sudan and along the Sudan/South Sudan border. A new situation report released today shows Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, aircraft at El Obeid airfield in North Kordofan state, Sudan. El Obeid is within striking range of the Nuba Mountains region of South Kordofan state, as well as refugee camps across the border in South Sudan.

Aircraft like the Antonovs shown in this imagery are SAF's weapon of choice and the primary means of civilian displacement in the Nuba Mountains.

Enough Policy Brief: The Case for Conditioning International Financial Support to Sudan

Posted by Jenn Christian

The U.S. government recently announced that it will lobby international donors to pledge financial support for Sudan. The release of any funds that these efforts yield should, however, be condition so as to incentivize the government of Sudan to cease ongoing human rights abuses.

Sudan Brief: Have the Tripartite Partners Secured Humanitarian Relief for South Kordofan and Blue Nile?

Posted by Alistair Dawson

Today, the Enough Project released its latest policy brief that discusses the implications of the government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, or SPLM-N, signing separate memoranda of understanding, or MOUs, with the Tripartite Partners—comprised of the U.N., African Union, and League of Arab States.

Sudan, South Sudan Strike Deal on Oil

JUBA, South Sudan – Two major breakthroughs marked the last days of negotiations in Addis Ababa between South Sudan and Sudan, and between Sudan and the rebelling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North. The agreements—one on financial arrangements between the North and South, and a second that secured humanitarian access into the conflict zones of South Kordofan and Blue Nile—followed on Khartoum’s decision to assume more conciliatory postures on both issues.

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