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Satellite Sentinel News Roundup 10/14

On Thursday, October 13, SSP released a new report documenting atrocities reportedly committed by the Government of Sudan in South Kordofan, “In Close Proximity: Alleged Abduction, Detention and Extra-Judicial Killings by Abu Tira,” capturing the attention of major media around the world.

Abductions and Murder in Kadugli

A new report by the Satellite Sentinel Project, “In Close Proximity: Alleged Abduction, Detention, and Extrajudicial Killings by Abu Tira,” documents proof that the Government of Sudan’s Central Reserve Police, or CRP, have engaged in war crimes against civilians and internally displaced people who sought refuge in the shadow of the U.N. compound in Kadugli, South Kordofan, Sudan.

Congress' Critical Role in Sudan

This post by Enough Project co-founder John Prendergast originally appeared on The Hill:

How could U.S. policy toward South Sudan over the last decade be so successful, and its policy toward Sudan be such an abject failure?  The answer to that question partially holds the fate of millions of Sudanese who remain trapped in a state at war with its own people on four fronts and ruthlessly repressing all forms of unarmed opposition.

Satellite Sentinel News Roundup 10/7

On Monday, October 3, IRIN Humanitarian News and Analysis mentioned SSP in their post, Sudan-South Sudan: What the analysts are saying post-secession.” (source)

George Clooney on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’

George Clooney appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman” on Wednesday, October 5, as a part of his media tour that kicked off with a feature in Parade magazine.

Congress Seeks Way Forward on Sudan, Invites Enough Perspectives

Over the past two weeks, Congress has held two high-level hearings on the ongoing crises in Sudan and South Sudan, continuing to spotlight the unresolved issues that are so crucial to improving stability and security. Both events drew packed rooms—Tuesday’s even filling an overflow room—highlighting the strong public interest in the increasingly dire humanitarian concerns in Sudan’s border region.

‘Stream’ing Live with Satellite Sentinel Project

On October 3, Enough Project Communications Director Jonathan Hutson and Nuba leader Nania Konda—who leads humanitarian relief efforts in the Nuba Mountains for the Nuba Relief Rehabilitation and Development Organization—appeared on the live Al Jazeera English news broadcast “The Stream.” The broadcast, which aired in the U.S.

Sudan Army Misses Deadline to Withdraw from Abyei

Sudanese government troops remain in the disputed border region of Abyei, in contempt of a deadline agreed to by northern and southern officials that all troops would withdraw from the area by last Friday.

In public remarks, Sudanese officials have been intransigent—and misleading—about why the deadline was not met. As reported by Reuters, army spokesman Sawarmi Khaled Saeed said:

Satellite Sentinel Project in the News: Tune in Today

The Satellite Sentinel Project is receiving prominent attention from news broadcasters, including National Public Radio and Al Jazeera English.

NPR’s Brooke Gladstone interviewed Enough Project Director of Communications Jonathan Hutson for the October 1 broadcast of “On the Media” to learn more about the project’s human rights monitoring via satellite.

Satellite Sentinel News Roundup 9/30

On Sunday, September 25, SSP co-founder George Clooney was featured on the cover of Parade magazine, a publication distributed in over 500 newspapers around the country. When interviewer David Gergen asked Clooney what he thought his legacy might be, Clooney responded by talking about his work with the Enough Project and Satellite Sentinel Project in Sudan and South Sudan. (source)

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