Satellite Imagery

June 13, 2013
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Despite their pledges to the contrary, DigitalGlobe satellite imagery acquired in May and June 2013 over portions of the demilitarized zone border proves that both countries were still in violation of their bilateral agreement in at least 14 locations within the zone.


The Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, is monitoring Sudan and South Sudan’s shared border and tracking adherence to pledges from both countries to withdraw all troops to their respective sides, creating a 12.4 mile, or 20 kilometer, wide demilitarized zone. New DigitalGlobe satellite imagery,...

June 10, 2013

New satellite imagery and analysis in a Satellite Sentinel Project and Enough Project report reveals that civilians in South Kordofan, Sudan, continue to bear the brunt of the recent escalation in hostilities between the rebel Sudan Revolutionary Front, or SRF, in this case comprised of forces from the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement-North, or SPLM-N and the Darfurian Justice and Equality Movement, or JEM, and the government Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF.



May 9, 2013
Satellite imagery of probable commercial or government-sponsored mining activity. Credit: DigitalGlobe,2013

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A joint report by the Enough Project and Satellite Sentinel Project examines the Abbala militias' recent power play to gain control over lucrative gold mines in North Darfur and makes the case that these actions are a continuation of state-sponsored atrocity and plunder. 

DigitalGlobe satellite imagery featured in the report...

May 6, 2013
Caught Red-Handed Imagery

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New DigitalGlobe satellite imagery confirms that Sudan and South Sudan have violated recent agreements by positioning troops in what is supposed to be a 12-mile (20-kilometer) demilitarized buffer zone along their contested border. Continued satellite monitoring of military installations, near the border villages of Heglig and Kiir Adem, prove that both governments have violated their obligations under the March 2013 treaty in which they agreed to...

April 1, 2013
Architects of Atrocity Imagery

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A new legal analysis by the Enough Project and its Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, finds compelling evidence that since June 2011, the government of Sudan has committed war crimes, crimes against humanity, and torture in Sudan's South Kordofan and Blue Nile States.

Two years of eyewitness reports, photos, videos, and satellite imagery -- analyzed by the DigitalGlobe Analysis Center and informed by the Enough Project's sources...

March 15, 2013
tanks and HETS at Heglig

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New satellite imagery, analyzed for the Satellite Sentinel Project. or SSP, by DigitalGlobe’s Analysis Center, shows 10 newly-arrived main battle tanks, 10 heavy transporters (HETS), and two Mi-24 helicopter gunships, in the oil-producing Sudanese border town of Heglig, South Kordofan. This recent increase in activity brings the total tanks in the greater Heglig area to 22, which is the equivalent of two tank companies....

December 6, 2012
Scorched Earth Near Dilling

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November 26 and 27 DigitalGlobe satellite imagery indicates that a campaign of serial arson and starvation warfare by the government of Sudan has systematically destroyed a total of at least 26 Nuba villages, as well as food crops and grasslands for grazing cattle across approximately 54 square miles (140 square kilometers) in three areas of the war-torn Sudanese border state of South Kordofan.

Northwest of Dilling, the latest satellite...

November 30, 2012

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Thirteen villages and approximately 31 square miles (82 square kilometers) of fields and forests to the southwest of the town of al Abassiya in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan, Sudan, were deliberately burned, as observed on DigitalGlobe satellite imagery collected on November 26, 2012.

Two distinct areas of burned grassland and forest were observed about six and 12 miles (10 and 20 Km), respectively, southwest of al...

October 31, 2012
Explosions in Khartoum

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SSP has acquired imagery of the explosion that rocked Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, just after midnight on October 24, 2012. Though the source of the explosion and fire were not immediately apparent, expert analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery shows evidence to indicate that the explosions were in fact the result of aerial bombardment.


October 16, 2012
Cameras on the Battlefield

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The Satellite Sentinel Project released a multimedia package presenting evidence that Sudan’s notoriously brutal Central Reserve Police, also known as “Abu Tira,” participated in, and filmed, the systematic burning and looting of the Nuba Mountains village of Gardud al Badry in the war-torn region of South Kordofan, Sudan. 

Imagery associated with the report includes before-and-after DigitalGlobe...