Satellites Show Government of Sudan Paving Way for Final Assault on Nuba People of South Kordofan

WASHINGTON -- In apparent preparation for a final assault against the Nuba people who live in Sudan’s southern state of South Kordofan, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) has cut off the main evacuation routes for refugees fleeing areas already bombarded, has encircled the remaining local civilian population in the last rebel strongholds of the Nuba Mountains, and is building roads and lengthening the closest airstrip within striking range, according to new imagery released by the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP).

South Sudan Oil Shutdown Begins, Ethiopian Prime Minister Joins North-South Talks

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Over the weekend, South Sudan’s leaders began the process of shutting down oil operations in their country, following on the threat to do so during negotiations with Sudan in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.

New Enough Project Report: The Two Sudans and a Tour of the Neighborhood

After South Sudan’s independence in July 2011, the two Sudans together occupy a critical geopolitical space linking together the Sahara, the Sahel, the Horn, and the Great Lakes. The post-separation negotiations between Sudan and newly formed South Sudan are therefore vital not only for these two nations’ future bilateral relations, but also for the stability of the region at large.

Human Rights Body Should Urgently Review Submission by Ngok Dinka People of Abyei

Posted by Jenn Christian

On the one-year anniversary of the commencement of the southern Sudan referendum, January 9, 2012, the Ngok Dinka people of the disputed Abyei area formally requested that the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, or CERD, immediately consider the actions of the Sudanese government against the Ngok Dinka people in Abyei.

NBC’s ‘Rock Center’ Hosts Satellite Sentinel Project Co-founder George Clooney

Satellite Sentinel Project’s Co-founder George Clooney appeared on NBC’s “Rock Center” with Brian Williams on January 9 to talk about celebrity, privacy, and his “other passion,” the Satellite Sentinel Project.

Game Changing Humanitarians and the Satellite Sentinel Project

In its January issue, Boston Magazine profiles Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s Michael VanRooyen and his efforts to train a new breed of aspiring humanitarians.

Inter-Communal Violence Displaces as Many as 50,000 People in Jonglei State, South Sudan

Renewed inter-communal violence in the restive Jonglei state has recently displaced as many as 50,000 people in and around the town of Pibor, South Sudan.

Filling Sudan’s ‘Fiscal Gap:’ A Question of the International Community’s Generosity or of Limiting Khartoum’s Defense Budget?

Late last month, representatives from the Sudanese and South Sudanese governments met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the auspices of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel, or AUHIP, for yet another round of negotiations on outstanding North-South issues. Central among these issues are “financial transitional arrangements,” a euphemism for how much money Juba, along with, perhaps, the international community, can pay Khartoum to offset Sudan’s “fiscal gap” resulting from South Sudan’s secession.

Sudan: Comprehensive Peace Agreement and South Sudan Independence

Editor’s Note: This post is a brief history, 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.

Acronyms to Know:

SPLM/A – Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army

CPA – Comprehensive Peace Agreement

GOS – Government of Sudan

NCP – National Congress Party

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