South Sudan’s Independence: Taking Stock One Year Later

Posted by Annette LaRocco

Editor’s Note: As part of the series Enough 101, this post is intended to provide a contextual background for understanding the complex issues that the Enough Project works on.

Less Pomp on South Sudan’s First Birthday

JUBA, South Sudan – South Sudan’s first year as a nation, marked by a fast deteriorating economy, a return to hostilities with Sudan, and significant inter-communal violence, was expectedly celebrated with less fanfare than its official independence from Sudan last year.

New Enough Video: Making Sense of Sudan Protests

Posted by Marjon Momand

A Comprehensive Agreement for the Two Sudans: Is it Possible?

By Jenn Christian | Jul 5, 2012

Sudan Dispatch: Abyei in Flux

Posted by Amanda Hsiao

AGOK, South Sudan -- “I ran because I saw many militias and SAF,” said Malak Miyen, an elderly Ngok Dinka man. “I survived because of God.” Malak was in Abyei town when Sudan government forces and allied militias violently took over the Abyei territory in May 2011, in response to alleged South Sudan army provocation. For over a year, he has been displaced in a town 37 kilometers south of Abyei town called Agok. This was the second time in his life Malak has been forced to flee from his home. The first time was in 2008, when Abyei town was similarly ravaged by fighting.

Humanitarian Resources Stretched as Influx of Refugees from Blue Nile Arrive in South Sudan

Posted by Jenn Christian

JUBA, South Sudan -- Humanitarian aid groups working in South Sudan report that, in the last three weeks, over 35,000 refugees from the Sudanese state of Blue Nile have entered transit centers and over-stretched refugee camps in Upper Nile state. The first week of June alone saw an average of 4,000 people a day streaming across the North-South border into Upper Nile. This influx brings the total number of refugees in the South Sudanese state of Upper Nile to 105,000, a staggering number that exceeds the capacity of the state’s two existing refugee camps, Jammam and Doro.

Enough 101: Who is Omar al-Bashir?

Editor’s Note: This post is a profile, 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.

Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir is the current president of Sudan, who currently faces international charges of orchestrating genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity in Sudan’s western region of Darfur.

Sudan Envoys Past and Present Weigh In on Conflict, Talks between Two Sudans

Posted by Annette LaRocco

Against the backdrop of a new round of talks between Sudan and South Sudan in Addis Ababa, the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, D.C., held an event last week examining the many obstacles to peace between the two countries, with a focus on how the international community should engage. The speakers were well placed to offer tangible recommendations; in particular, it was an insightful opportunity to hear from U.S. special envoy to Sudan Ambassador Princeton Lyman about what he thinks are hampering the ongoing negotiations between Khartoum and Juba.

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