Blog Posts in Sudan and South Sudan

Posted by Enough Team on Oct 28, 2015

Amidst numerous violations of the ceasefire in South Sudan, including politicians’ actions that pose a threat to the recently signed peace agreement, church leaders in Juba reminded the government and rebels to respect the pact.

Posted by Enough Team on Oct 28, 2015

The abrupt departure of an academic from South Sudan’s largest university has raised new concerns about the state of free expression in Africa’s newest country.

Posted by Enough Team on Oct 26, 2015

A recent Atavist Magazine feature highlighted the work of Dr. Tom Catena, the only surgeon working in the Nuba Mountains, in southern Sudan.

Posted by Enough Team on Oct 26, 2015

On October 10, Sudan President Omar al-Bashir launched a purported National Dialogue in Khartoum, nearly two years after he had first announced his intention to hold a forum to resolve the country’s numerous social, economic, and political issues. In the intervening period, Bashir and the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) handpicked participants, naming a congregation of mostly minor splinter parties, perhaps upward of 100 parties in all. Bashir and his ruling party determined the National Dialogue agenda unilaterally, setting up a 7+7 steering committee of seven parties allied with the government and seven opposition parties. Bashir also gave himself the authority to oversee this exercise.

Posted by Sentry Team on Oct 21, 2015

South Sudan’s ministry of finance has stopped selling hard currency to the country’s central bank. The advent of armed conflict, which broke out in December 2013, has reduced the production of oil, the country’s main revenue earner by 32 percent, affecting the overall performance of the economy.