Washington Post Oped: Keeping Sudan from Becoming Another Syria

Posted by John Prendergast. This oped co-authored with author Dave Eggers originally appeared in The Washington Post.

Enough Project: Sudan Fails to Comply with Nine Provisions of U.N. Security Council Resolution

Enough Project Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 2, 2012

Contact: Jonathan Hutson, +1 202.386.1618jhutson@enoughproject.org

New Policy Report: Talks between Sudan and South Sudan ‘Down to the Wire’

Under pressure of the August 2 deadline set by the U.N. Security Council, Sudan and South Sudan have in these last days of talks made gestures toward a negotiated settlement on a host of issues plaguing their post-separation relations. Negotiations are ongoing, but with the announcement of the cancellation of the presidential summit, an agreement on these issues seems all the more unlikely.

Why Does the World Allow Sudan’s Bashir to Target Civilians?

Posted by Jenn Christian

This oped co-authored with James Bair, an attorney at Washington, D.C., office of Brown Rudnick LLP, originally appeared on Global Post.

Have you heard of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir?

He is, perhaps, best known as the only sitting head of state wanted by the International Criminal Court, or ICC, for the commission of crimes against humanity and genocide. The story of Bashir’s reign of terror in Sudan, however, began much earlier than the conflict in Darfur, and continues today.

Enough Project Documents Attacks by Sudan Armed Forces Targeting Civilians in Blue Nile State

BATIL REFUGEE CAMP, South Sudan -- The government of Sudan continues its brutal campaign against the civilians in Blue Nile state, which has forced thousands to flee the area, as documented by a new Enough Project report.

The Enough Project, a project of the Center for American Progress that works to end genocide and crimes against humanity, documents eyewitness reports from refugees describing aerial bombardment, destruction of private property, extra-judicial killings, and the  abduction, detention, and abuse of civilians, carried out by Sudan Armed Forces.

Satellite Sentinel Project Solves Mystery of Sudan Cellphone Video

Few have ever heard of the Nuba Mountains village of Um Bartumbu, and fewer still have been there. It is located in the conflict-torn state of South Kordofan, Sudan, where troops fighting for the government of Sudan, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-North, or SPLM/A-N, have been fighting since June 2011. Um Bartumbu Village does not appear on most maps, but it hosts a clinic, a mosque, Sudanese Church of Christ, several storerooms, a communal grinding mill, and copses of desert date trees.

Satellite Sentinel Project Confirms Razing of Village in Sudan as George Clooney Helps Relaunch High-Tech Documentation of Mass Atrocities

WASHINGTON -- The Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, has released new satellite imagery confirming the intentional burning of Um Bartumbu village in Sudan’s conflict-torn border region of South Kordofan. SSP’s latest report, which also includes new eyewitness reports and photos embedded with GPS codes, solves the mystery of an undated cell phone video, which appeared to show a unit of Sudanese forces called the Match Battalion razing an unnamed village.

Match Battalion: Confirmation of the Razing of Um Bartumbu Village, South Kordofan, Sudan (Report)


At least 80 buildings in the Nuba Mountains village of Um Bartumbu, South Kordofan, Sudan were burned sometime between November 12 and November 28, 2011, according to Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, analysis of Landsat and DigitalGlobe satellite imagery.

The burned buildings, which comprise approximately 90 percent of the village infrastructure, appear to be consistent with civilian residential structures. The pattern in which these buildings were apparently burned is consistent with the intentional targeting of civilian infrastructure.

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