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Hear Her Voice: Activists on Capitol Hill

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Nearly 100 activists from 19 states came to the nation's capital for this year's Hear Her Voice conference, hosted by The Enough Project and Jewish World Watch. During this 3-day advocacy delegation and learning conference, advocates heard from policy experts, received advocacy training, and met with more than 50 congressional offices regarding the ongoing violence against civilians, particularly women, in Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, and South Sudan.  Read More »

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

John Prendergast speaks before the House hearing on Sudan and South Sudan

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.   Read More »

Caucus Looks for Support on Letter to the Administration on South Sudan

This week, the co-chairs of the U.S. House of Representatives Caucus on Sudan and South Sudan began seeking support from other members of Congress for a letter calling for deeper engagement on the conflict in South Sudan.   Read More »

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

South Sudan’s Jan. 23 ceasefire was supposed to put an end to more than a month of violence that killed roughly 10,000 people, displaced more than 800,000 others, and threatened to unravel the fragile social fabric of a fledgling state that has been independent for just 31 months.  Read More »

Congo must apprehend President Bashir and transfer him to The Hague to face genocide charges

The president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo last night for a conference of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), being held in the capital city of Kinshasa.   Read More »

Op-ed: New Lost Boys of South Sudan

A South Sudanese government soldier stands with others in Bentiu.

Today, renewed warfare in South Sudan is creating a new generation of Lost Boys. Two and a half years since winning its independence by way of a bloody, decades-long struggle strongly supported by the United States, rebel and government forces with their allied militias are recruiting young boys into their ranks.  Read More »

Refugees Once Again: A South Sudanese Perspective on the Crisis

Manyang Reath Kher

My earliest memories are of war, dead bodies, and of my own uncle saving my life. As a result of Sudan's second civil war, I became a refugee at the age of three. Now, war has come to my home country once again.    Read More »

Op-ed: Justice and accountability are the missing ingredient in South Sudan

South Sudanese civilians (AP)

Although there is no specific agenda for the planned South Sudan peace talks in Addis Ababa, most discussions will likely revolve around power sharing, the status of each side’s armed forces and negotiations on a transition of power.   Read More »

NGO Coalition Urges Administration: Fulfill Diplomatic Obligations in South Sudan and CAR

Over two dozen humanitarian organizations and NGOs have issued a joint appeal to Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Director of Office of Management and Budget Sylvia M. Burwell in advance of President Obama’s FY2015 Budget request to Congress, asking them to fulfill existing U.S. commitments in South Sudan and anticipate growing needs in the Central African Republic.  Read More »

South Sudan Field Dispatch: "Peace Must Come Soon"

Displaced people arrive in Bor, South Sudan. (Ben Curtis/AP)

As South Sudan’s January 23 cessation of hostilities agreement falters, and a second round of peace talks is stalled in Addis Ababa, a new Enough Project field dispatch reflects on the causes and impacts of the conflict between the government and opposition forces and outlines core issues to be discussed in the ongoing negotiations.   Read More »

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