Euphoria, Long Lines Mark South Sudan’s First Day of Voting

JUBA, Southern Sudan -- "I have been waiting a long time for this day," said a young man named Carter, standing in the intense, early morning sun. "Everyone here has, and we're going for separation," he said, gesturing toward the long lines of people around him who turned out to this polling station to vote in the South Sudan referendum on independence.

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Talks with George Clooney about Satellite Sentinel Project

On Sunday, as Sudanese voters participated in the first day of a week-long referendum on self-determination, CNN’s "Fareed Zakaria GPS" aired an interview with George Clooney and Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast.

Carter, Annan in Juba to Observe Referendum, Call for All Parties to Respect Outcome

High profile Sudan watchers and influentials are descending on southern Sudan for the long-anticipated referendum. Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter arrived in Juba as part of the observer mission directed by the Carter Center. They used the attention generated by their trip to urge the governments of both northern and southern Sudan to ensure that the rights of all voters are respected.

Let's Build a Better Map of Southern Sudan

Sudan is preparing to vote on January 9 to decide if the South will become independent from the North. The referendum is part of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in 2005 ending the Civil War, which lasted 22 years and led to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people. Analysts fear the possibility of renewed violence.

Sudan Peace Watch - January 7, 2011

Five years after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, South Sudan’s referendum is set to begin as scheduled this Sunday. President Omar al-Bashir has publicly pledged to accept an outcome of secession as an array of internationals flock to Sudan to witness the vote. But, Sudanese acceptance of a likely vote for secession is by no means guaranteed and much remains to be accomplished on the post-referendum front, including the contentious issue of Abyei.

MTV Joins with George Clooney, Google, the United Nations and Others to Help Deter War in Sudan

For Immediate Release: January 7, 2011

CONTACTS:

Janice Gatti, MTV
Janice.Gatti@mtvstaff.com

212-846-8852

Jonathan Hutson, Enough Project

jhutson@enoughproject.org

202-386-1618

   

Clooney: Policy Wonks and Super Nerds Get Injection of MTV Style

"Frankly, our team of policy wonks and super nerds could use an injection of MTV style,” George Clooney said today. And our Satellite Sentinel Project did just get a little hipper with the news that MTV and mtvU, the channel’s 24-hour college network, would team up to amplify the findings of the satellite imagery and analysis initiative.

Unity State: Security Fears Amid Referendum Hopes - Part 2

By Mayank Bubna
Enough Project Field Researcher, Juba

Beneath the euphoria demonstrated by street dancers and singers on the streets of Bentiu, the capital of Unity state, lurks the fear that peace may be disrupted as the polling day for the referendum draws near.  This field dispatch, which is the second of two focusing on the destabilizing factors that exist within Unity state, examines the fears that remain of renewed attacks by SPLA breakaway officer Gatlauk Gai.

Al Jazeera: The Lord's Resistance Army in Southern Sudan (with Video)

A new Al Jazeera video feature on the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, examines the prospect that the rebel group could become a particularly destabilizing force in southern Sudan during what’s likely to be a tense post-referendum period between North and South.

Putting Sudan on the Six O'Clock News

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