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Bishop Criticizes Intolerance for Free Speech in South Sudan

In a homily delivered this month, Auxiliary Bishop Santo Laku Pio of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba said there is increasing intolerance for speaking out against atrocities meted out on civilians in South Sudan. The bishop’s statement underscores a growing repression of free expression in South Sudan.  Read More »

Russia Blocks U.N. Security Council Action on Conflict-Affected Gold in Darfur

In the UN Security Council, Russia blocked U.S. and U.K. efforts to address conflict-affected gold in Darfur. Russia’s blocking action came despite findings from the Sudan Sanctions Committee’s Panel of Experts that link illegal exploitation and trafficking of gold and other minerals to violence and instability in Darfur.  Read More »

Civil War Depletes South Sudan’s Elephant Population

In South Sudan’s two-year old civil war, oil was a key factor in fueling the war economy. But reports are emerging that elephants may have contributed to this war economy. As reported last week by Bloomberg News, South Sudan's wildlife service says at least 500 elephants were killed during the fighting over the past two years.  Read More »

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Op-ed: Voices for War and Peace in South Sudan

Alice (not her real name) was living in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, when war erupted in December 2013. As soldiers went from house to house shooting anyone they found, she witnessed the killing of seven of her relatives and her pastor. Her pastor had been gathering people together to try to protect them. But when the soldiers found him, they shot him and poured beer on him.  Read More »

The Dominic Ongwen Trial

Dominic Ongwen

This week marks an important step forward for international justice and accountability for atrocities in East and Central Africa. The International Court completed its confirmation of charges hearings in the case of Dominic Ongwen, a former commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).  Read More »

Sudan Government Forces Employ Barrel Bombs, Murder, Rape, and Plunder as Military Offensive Continues in Central Darfur

Widespread violence continues throughout Central Darfur, as a government military offensive entered its sixth day. The military offensive began on January 15, when Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), Rapid Support Forces (RSF), and other government-supported militias attacked the stronghold of the Sudan Liberation Movement–Abdul Wahid al-Nur (SLM–AW) in Jebel Marra.   Read More »

Quiet Violence: New Report Shows How Govt Plans to Dismantle IDP Camps Will Further Destabilize Darfur

A new report by Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) details how the Sudanese government’s insistence on dismantling IDP camps in Darfur only increases the risk of violence and further displacement for Darfuri citizens. According to SDFG, this plan will not contribute to peace and stability in Darfur, but instead will create “a space for manipulation of the political context and for the commission of further crimes against civilians in Darfur.”  Read More »

Sudan Tribune Op-ed: Flour Power: Bread Crisis, a Cash Crunch, and Sudan’s Shrinking Private Sector

As economists and analysts keep their eyes on Sudan’s growing hard currency shortage and the falling value of the Sudanese pound against the U.S. dollar, many Sudanese consumers have been watching the price and availability of bread in local bakeries and the outcome of a dispute between a major flour supplier and the Sudanese government.  Read More »

Enough Project Founding Director, John Prendergast, Testifies in South Sudan Hearing

On December 10, 2015, Enough Project Founding Director, John Prendergast, testified before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, assembling for a session on “Independent South Sudan: A Failure of Leadership.” Panel experts additionally included Donald Booth, Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan; Bob Leavitt, Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance; Princeton Lyman, Senior Advisor to the President at the US Institute of Peace and Former Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan; and Adotei Akwei, Managing Director of Government Relations at Amnesty International USA.  Read More »

New Report - "Deadly Enterprise: Dismantling South Sudan's War Economy and Countering Potential Spoilers"

Deadly Enterprise

On the two year anniversary of the start of South Sudan's brutal conflict, some limited progress has been made on implementing the peace agreement signed in August. But unless the war economy is dismantled and potential spoilers effectively countered, South Sudan will remain on the brink of a full-scale return to civil war. Read our latest report on the policy tools and interventions available to U.S. and international policymakers to counter the elite interests that pose the most significant threat to peace in South Sudan.   Read More »

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