ICC Issues Request for Arrest Warrant for Sudan Defense Minister Hussein

Posted by Jenn Christian on Dec 02, 2011

Satellites Show Evidence of Sudan Armed Forces Razing 'Amara Village in Blue Nile

The latest Satellite imagery collected on November 27 by the Satellite Sentinel Project shows evidence of the intentional destruction of structures in the village of ‘Amara, located in the border state of Blue Nile, Sudan.

Satellites Show Razing of Sudanese Village by Sudan Armed Forces


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WASHINGTON – The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has identified evidence indicating that the Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, intentionally razed civilian structures in the village of 'Amara in Blue Nile State, Sudan.

Blue Nile Burning: Evidence of the Destruction of 'Amara Village


The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP), through the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery, has identified evidence of the intentional destruction of at least thirty-three structures largely consistent with civilian dwellings in the vicinity of `Amara, Blue Nile, Sudan. SSP’s analysis of imagery captured on 27 November 2011 indicates a firefight apparently involving heavy armor or other tracked vehicles against dug-in fighting positions occurred sometime between 11 and 27 November.

Sudan’s Violations of Geneva Law Demand a Response

Posted by James Bair on Nov 30, 2011

Editor's Note: What are the international legal ramifications for the Sudanese government's recent assault on its people in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, and across the new international boundary in South Sudan? Lawyer and rights activist James Bair writes about the numerous ways Khartoum is violating the Geneva Conventions -- to alarmingly little effect from the international community.

Oil Blockade: Sudan’s Bid to Twist Arms in Talks with South Sudan

Sudan has begun to block the oil exports of newly independent South Sudan in a move aimed at changing negotiating dynamics to its favor. The decision has prevented a total of 1.6 million barrels of oil from being exported to two buyers and comes as talks in Addis Ababa between the two countries’ ruling party representatives are taking place. A key focus of the talks is to settle on the transit fee that South Sudan will pay to Sudan for the use of oil infrastructure located in the North.

Sudan Dispatch: A View from Blue Nile

Posted by Carine Umuhumuza on Nov 29, 2011

An increased aerial bombardment campaign, the killing and rape of civilians, and the displacement of people are just some of the atrocities that persist in the border regions between Sudan and South Sudan.

Using Witnesses in the Fight for Human Rights

This post co-authored with Kyle Matthews originally appeared today in Embassy, Canada’s foremost foreign policy magazine.

Ending genocide and other mass atrocities is a noble goal not yet realized, yet there is reason for hope.

62 Members of Congress Call for Shift in US Policy Toward Sudan

A bipartisan group of 62 Members of Congress sent a letter this week to President Obama urging the administration to recalibrate U.S. policy towards Sudan in order to address the serious humanitarian and security crises that millions of civilians are facing.

Sudan Rebel Groups Unite, Pledging to Overthrow Bashir

Posted by Tracy Fehr on Nov 21, 2011

Amid cross-border attacks by the government of Sudan on South Sudan, and the recent takeover of the former rebel stronghold Kurmuk in Sudan’s Blue Nile state, major Sudanese rebel groups have officially joined forces in an alliance to topple the Khartoum regime.

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