The Killing of a Student is the Killing of a Nation

Sudanese police forces fired tear gas at over 1,000 mourners at the funeral procession on Wednesday, March 13, of a Junior University of Khartoum Economics major student who was killed by government forces on Tuesday, March 12.

Op-ed: The New Face of African Conflict

Editor's Note: This op-ed authored by John Prendergast originally appeared in Foreign Affairs.

Lost Boys' Clinic and Orphanage Touched by Violence in Duk County


Though the total number of damaged or destroyed homes is unknown, at least 10 huts were burned since February 9, 2014 in Duk Payuel, in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, as seen in satellite images reviewed by DigitalGlobe analysts. The area is home to the John Dau Foundation’s Duk Lost Boys Clinic and another project supported by former Lost Boy Joseph Akol Makeer: the African Heart American Soul Foundation's orphanage.

Image 1 - Overview of Duk Payuel town showing burned huts and looted buildings

U.S. Congress Acts on Sudan and South Sudan Conflicts

Over the past few days, Congress has been active in its response to the conflicts unfolding in both Sudan and South Sudan. In the House, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing on Sudan and South Sudan on Wednesday. In the Senate, Senator Cardin (MD) led a bipartisan Senate letter to the Administration. Since mass atrocities and human rights abuses are being committed in both countries, the Enough Project applauds the Senate and the House’s sustained attention to both countries.

Time World: Satellite Images Show City Destroyed in South Sudan Conflict

This post originally appeared on Time World.

Op-ed: New Lost Boys of South Sudan

This op-ed was originally published by USA Today, and co-authored by George Clooney, co-founder of Not On Our Watch, and John Prendergast, co-founder of the Enough Project, who together created the Satellite Sentinel Project.

Despite South Sudan Truce, Satellites Confirm Damage in Oil-Rich Malakal

Washington, D.C.— Fighting in Upper Nile state resumed over the weekend, heightening the devastating state of conflict in South Sudan, according to new satellite imagery released today by the Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP. In the area surveyed by SSP imagery dated February 17, at least 535 residential structures are visibly damaged in oil-rich Upper Nile state's capital city of Malakal. The recent fighting is a clear violation of a cessation of hostilities agreement signed by South Sudanese government and the opposition rebel forces on January 23. 

Despite Truce, Satellites Confirm Malakal Under Attack Again

New Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) imagery shows more than 535 huts in and around Malakal have been destroyed in recent clashes, in direct violation the January cessation of hostilities agreement between South Sudan's combatant forces (see Figure 1) DigitalGlobe’s analysis confirms that at least 57 huts in a residential area of town were destroyed, likely as a result of renewed fighting between the South Sudanese army and the armed opposition. (see Figure 2) The destruction of another 77 huts in Malakal's market area is evident in imagery collected on February 17, and 40 percent of market stalls are visibly destroyed or severely damaged.

South Sudan: Satellites Show Homes Aflame in Opposition Leader's Hometown

Washington, D.C. — New satellite imagery confirms at least one violation of South Sudan’s cessation of hostilities agreement, which combatant forces signed on January 23.

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