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Sudan Armed Forces Buildup in Heglig: Situation Report

Map of Current Disposition of SAF

Analysis of DigitalGlobe imagery from an oil-producing area on the border between Sudan and South Sudan, dated March 5, 2013, indicates an increase in Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, including the arrival of additional tanks and two Mi-24 helicopter gunships. The imagery is of a SAF position at Heglig, a region in South Kordofan, Sudan, which South Sudan claims lies within its territory.

South Sudan "Eye Radio" Promotes Message of Peace and Stability

In attempts to stem the violence and urge unity and common vision forged among those of South Sudan, Eye Radio station has begun to air several messages stressing the goal of “peace, stability, and prosperity” for South Sudan.

Foreign Policy Op-ed: Preventing the Next Mali

Stopping Enablers of Mass Atrocities: Enough’s Winning Proposal for the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention

Posted by Nirvana Chetty

Humanity United and USAID announced last week that the Enough Project has been selected as a winner of the 2013 Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention competition. Our submission, Combining Front-line Research with Cutting-Edge Technology to Identify and Stop Enablers of Mass Atrocities, won in the “Enablers” category. The challenge for individuals and organizations in this category was to develop technologies that better identify, spotlight, and deter intentional or unintentional third-party enablers of atrocities.

Suing Sudan: Constructing International Human Rights Cases

Posted by Carrie Beason

In a practicum course being taught at Georgetown Law Center this spring, Mark Quarterman, Research Director here at Enough, and James Bair, associate at the law firm Brown Rudnick and adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center, aim to help law students understand the mechanisms for addressing human rights abuses in public international law. Using as a case study the current situation in Sudan—specifically the atrocities and crimes against humanity being committed there by state and non-state actors—student will gain an in-depth understanding of the complicated application of international law in litigating human rights abuses.

Rep. Wolf to Secretary Kerry: Appoint a Sudans Envoy

Posted by Amber Maze

In a letter to newly appoint Secretary of State John Kerry, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) called on Secretary Kerry to make the appointment of a special envoy to the Sudan(s) a top priority. The United States has always played a vital role in trying to resolve the conflicts within Sudan and between the governments of Sudan and South Sudan since before the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, or CPA. Wolf noted in his letter to Secretary Kerry:

Peace by Committee: The 17 Bodies Responsible For Making Peace Between the Two Sudans

Posted by Alissa Orlando

The culmination of two years of bilateral negotiation shepherded by former South African President Thabo Mbeki’s African Union High Level Implementation Panel, the September 2012 agreements between Sudan and South Sudan were heralded as a landmark success. President Obama lauded the peace deal, remarking

Fighting Leads to Largest Displacement of Darfuris in Years

Posted by Heejin Ahn

On January 16, the U.N. Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan confirmed the biggest forced displacement in Darfur in recent years.  

Sudans Report Withdrawal of Armies from Buffer Zone Along Contested Border

Posted by Alissa Orlando

For months, the two Sudans have been facing off along their contested border. In September, they agreed to establish a buffer zone, 10 km north and south of the agreed upon center line, to separate their armed forces and reduce tension in the region. In the past week, both the governments of Sudan and South Sudan finally reported that their troops have withdrawn on their respective sides of the center line and will withdraw from the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone, or SDBZ.

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