Match Battalion: Confirmation of the Razing of Um Bartumbu Village (Imagery)

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

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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.

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Sudanese Experts, U.N. Special Advisor on Genocide Join Enough Project for South Sudan Anniversary Event

Posted by Marjon Momand

In a room packed with more than 150 people, the Enough Project hosted a panel discussion on July 16 about the interconnected challenges facing Sudan and South Sudan since South Sudan’s first anniversary of independence. The panelists addressed the ongoing North-South negotiation process and the recent wave of anti-regime protests sweeping though Sudan, emphasizing their effect on security in the region and the potential for regime change.

Enough 101: Glossary of #SudanRevolts Terms

Posted by Marjon Momand

Editor’s Note: This post is intended to provide a contextual background for understanding the complex issues that the Enough Project works on. It is part of the series Enough 101.

South Sudan’s Independence: Taking Stock One Year Later

Posted by Annette LaRocco

Editor’s Note: As part of the series Enough 101, this post is intended to provide a contextual background for understanding the complex issues that the Enough Project works on.


One year ago on July 9, 2011, as the world’s newest nation, the Republic of South Sudan, celebrated its inaugural Independence Day, former Sudanese compatriots from the north sent warm wishes by videotape from the people of Sudan to the people of South Sudan. They tweeted these messages of peace and love using the hashtag #LoveFromSudan. And journalists worldwide took notice.

“I’m really sorry that we couldn’t be one peaceful, united and prosperous country,” said Omnia Shawkat. “But I wish you all the success, and I hope that you become one of the beacon countries of this continent.”

Less Pomp on South Sudan’s First Birthday

JUBA, South Sudan – South Sudan’s first year as a nation, marked by a fast deteriorating economy, a return to hostilities with Sudan, and significant inter-communal violence, was expectedly celebrated with less fanfare than its official independence from Sudan last year.

New Enough Video: Making Sense of Sudan Protests

Posted by Marjon Momand

A Comprehensive Agreement for the Two Sudans: Is it Possible?

By Jenn Christian | Jul 5, 2012

Sudan Dispatch: Abyei in Flux

Posted by Amanda Hsiao

AGOK, South Sudan -- “I ran because I saw many militias and SAF,” said Malak Miyen, an elderly Ngok Dinka man. “I survived because of God.” Malak was in Abyei town when Sudan government forces and allied militias violently took over the Abyei territory in May 2011, in response to alleged South Sudan army provocation. For over a year, he has been displaced in a town 37 kilometers south of Abyei town called Agok. This was the second time in his life Malak has been forced to flee from his home. The first time was in 2008, when Abyei town was similarly ravaged by fighting.

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