Conflict in the Sudans: Tracking Compliance with U.N. Security Council Resolution 2046

Posted by Mollie Zapata and Jenn Christian

On May 2, the United Nations Security Council enacted a resolution addressing recent violence that has flared along the poorly defined international border separating Sudan and South Sudan, as well as the nearly year-long conflict between Sudanese government forces and the Sudan Revolutionary Front, or SRF. It was an important move, and a significant one given the political gridlock the Security Council often faces when considering issues related to the two Sudans.

The View from Juba: Back to War?

Posted by Annette LaRocco

Over the last few months, conflict has ignited across the border between the two Sudans, with the potential to escalate even further. A new Enough Project report, “South Sudan and Sudan Back at War: The View from Juba” reflects on these last few months and evaluates the causes and implications of the deteriorating relationship between Sudan and South Sudan.

Could the Threat of Sanctions Bring Peace to the Two Sudans?

Posted by Jenn Christian

From the Frontline: Fighting between the Two Sudans Continues as SAF Launches Attack against SPLA in Unity State

Posted by Nenad Marinkovic

BENTIU, South Sudan – On April 29, the 4th division of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, or SPLA, operating around Panakuac—a South Sudanese town in northern Unity state, located about 23 kilometers away from Heglig where SPLA troops recently withdrew—came under attack from Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF.  I, along with a group of international journalists embedded within the 4th division, was caught in the crossfire.  

The following CNN video documents the attack:

New Timeline: Hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan - A Chronology of Recent Events

Posted by Edward Ford

In recent days the renewed hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan have caught the world’s attention. However, the back-and-forth between the two countries has often been difficult to follow. In light of this, the Enough Project has produced a new timeline to chronicle the often confusing events along the border and in the negotiating room.

The timeline details major events since the signing of the non-aggression pact in February to the recent bombings in and around the Unity state capital of Bentiu.

Enough Project Briefs House Members on Recent Developments in Sudan

Posted by Annie Callaway

GlobalPost Oped: Sudan Faces New Charges of War Crimes

Posted by John Bradshaw

Editor's Note: This oped co-authored with Mark H. Tuohey, a partner at the Washington, D.C., office of Brown Rudnick LLP, originally appeared on GlobalPost.

Thousands of innocent civilians are living in caves in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, hiding from government bombs and on the brink of starvation. Hundreds of thousands are stranded in refugee camps in South Sudan or Ethiopia.

Reports: Satellites Show Buildup of Sudan Military Strike Aircraft in Range of South Sudan, Damage to Oil Infrastructure

The Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, released two new reports, documenting the latest developments in the conflict raging on the border between Sudan and South Sudan.

The conflict has become increasingly violent since the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, or SPLA, advanced on Heglig on April 9. Heglig (known as Panthou to the South Sudanese) is a disputed territory, with both nations claiming that it is within their borders. The area provides an estimated half of Sudan’s oil resources, making it an economically critical location.

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