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New Enough Project Report: The Two Sudans and a Tour of the Neighborhood

After South Sudan’s independence in July 2011, the two Sudans together occupy a critical geopolitical space linking together the Sahara, the Sahel, the Horn, and the Great Lakes. The post-separation negotiations between Sudan and newly formed South Sudan are therefore vital not only for these two nations’ future bilateral relations, but also for the stability of the region at large.

Human Rights Body Should Urgently Review Submission by Ngok Dinka People of Abyei

Posted by Jenn Christian

On the one-year anniversary of the commencement of the southern Sudan referendum, January 9, 2012, the Ngok Dinka people of the disputed Abyei area formally requested that the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, or CERD, immediately consider the actions of the Sudanese government against the Ngok Dinka people in Abyei.

NBC’s ‘Rock Center’ Hosts Satellite Sentinel Project Co-founder George Clooney

Satellite Sentinel Project’s Co-founder George Clooney appeared on NBC’s “Rock Center” with Brian Williams on January 9 to talk about celebrity, privacy, and his “other passion,” the Satellite Sentinel Project.

Filling Sudan’s ‘Fiscal Gap:’ A Question of the International Community’s Generosity or of Limiting Khartoum’s Defense Budget?

Late last month, representatives from the Sudanese and South Sudanese governments met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the auspices of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel, or AUHIP, for yet another round of negotiations on outstanding North-South issues. Central among these issues are “financial transitional arrangements,” a euphemism for how much money Juba, along with, perhaps, the international community, can pay Khartoum to offset Sudan’s “fiscal gap” resulting from South Sudan’s secession.

Sudan: Comprehensive Peace Agreement and South Sudan Independence

Editor’s Note: This post is a brief history, 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.

Acronyms to Know:

SPLM/A – Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army

CPA – Comprehensive Peace Agreement

GOS – Government of Sudan

NCP – National Congress Party

Sudan Report: Ongoing Negotiations between the Two Sudans

Posted by Jenn Christian

Today, nearly 18 months since the start of the post-referendum negotiations process between the Government of Sudan, or GoS, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Government of the Republic of South Sudan, or SPLM/RSS, the two parties, and the greater international community find themselves at a cross-road as tensions escalate between Khartoum and Juba and war, at times, seems more like a probability than a possibility.

Sudan: Independence through Civil Wars, 1956-2005

Editor’s Note: This post is a brief history, 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.

Acronyms to Know:

SPLM/A - Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army

GOS – Government of Sudan

SSLM  –  Southern Sudan Liberation Movement

Independence: 1956

The U.S. Loosens Sanctions on Sudan: Reasons for Optimism and Vigilance

This is a guest post by James Bair

Editor's Note: Last week the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Controls, or OFAC, lifted many previous restrictions under the Sudan Sanctions Regulations, or SSR, that were hindering the development of South Sudan. To understand the profound implications this shift in policy will have for both Sudan and South Sudan, lawyer and rights activist James Bair provides a legal overview of the sanctions lifted, and how these changes translate to realities on the ground.

Clooney and Prendergast in TIME: It's Time to Stop Starvation in Sudan


This op-ed co-authored by George Clooney and Enough Project Co-Founder John Prendergast appeared as the lead story today on the homepage of TIME.com.

LA Times Profiles George Clooney and Our Satellite Sentinel Project

George Clooney speaks to displaced people in AbyeiThis weekend, George Clooney again leverages his star power, this time in a feature, “I Spy: George Clooney turns long-lens photography into a force for good, aiming satellites at human-rights violations in Sudan” by John Horn in the Los Angeles Times

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