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New Policy Report: Talks between Sudan and South Sudan ‘Down to the Wire’

Under pressure of the August 2 deadline set by the U.N. Security Council, Sudan and South Sudan have in these last days of talks made gestures toward a negotiated settlement on a host of issues plaguing their post-separation relations. Negotiations are ongoing, but with the announcement of the cancellation of the presidential summit, an agreement on these issues seems all the more unlikely.

Why Does the World Allow Sudan’s Bashir to Target Civilians?

Posted by Jenn Christian

This oped co-authored with James Bair, an attorney at Washington, D.C., office of Brown Rudnick LLP, originally appeared on Global Post.

Have you heard of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir?

He is, perhaps, best known as the only sitting head of state wanted by the International Criminal Court, or ICC, for the commission of crimes against humanity and genocide. The story of Bashir’s reign of terror in Sudan, however, began much earlier than the conflict in Darfur, and continues today.

Enough Project Documents Attacks by Sudan Armed Forces Targeting Civilians in Blue Nile State

BATIL REFUGEE CAMP, South Sudan -- The government of Sudan continues its brutal campaign against the civilians in Blue Nile state, which has forced thousands to flee the area, as documented by a new Enough Project report.

The Enough Project, a project of the Center for American Progress that works to end genocide and crimes against humanity, documents eyewitness reports from refugees describing aerial bombardment, destruction of private property, extra-judicial killings, and the  abduction, detention, and abuse of civilians, carried out by Sudan Armed Forces.

Satellite Sentinel Project Solves Mystery of Sudan Cellphone Video

Few have ever heard of the Nuba Mountains village of Um Bartumbu, and fewer still have been there. It is located in the conflict-torn state of South Kordofan, Sudan, where troops fighting for the government of Sudan, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-North, or SPLM/A-N, have been fighting since June 2011. Um Bartumbu Village does not appear on most maps, but it hosts a clinic, a mosque, Sudanese Church of Christ, several storerooms, a communal grinding mill, and copses of desert date trees.

Satellite Sentinel Project Confirms Razing of Village in Sudan as George Clooney Helps Relaunch High-Tech Documentation of Mass Atrocities

WASHINGTON -- The Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, has released new satellite imagery confirming the intentional burning of Um Bartumbu village in Sudan’s conflict-torn border region of South Kordofan. SSP’s latest report, which also includes new eyewitness reports and photos embedded with GPS codes, solves the mystery of an undated cell phone video, which appeared to show a unit of Sudanese forces called the Match Battalion razing an unnamed village.

Making the World a Witness: Report on the Pilot Phase

Making the World a Witness

The Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, has released a report on the pilot phase which began in December 2010 and concluded 1 June 2012. This report contains highlights over the past 18 months including a summary of operations, and satellite imagery.

With the completion of the pilot phase of SSP on 1 June 2012, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) concluded its participation in SSP. HHI has transitioned out of SSP, launching the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology with the aim of establishing the first codified technical standards and professional ethics for crisis mapping, including the use of remote sensing and data management technologies pioneered by SSP. 

Sudanese Experts, U.N. Special Advisor on Genocide Join Enough Project for South Sudan Anniversary Event

Posted by Marjon Momand

In a room packed with more than 150 people, the Enough Project hosted a panel discussion on July 16 about the interconnected challenges facing Sudan and South Sudan since South Sudan’s first anniversary of independence. The panelists addressed the ongoing North-South negotiation process and the recent wave of anti-regime protests sweeping though Sudan, emphasizing their effect on security in the region and the potential for regime change.

Enough 101: Glossary of #SudanRevolts Terms

Posted by Marjon Momand

Editor’s Note: This post is 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.

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