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ABC's "Scandal" Tackles the Issue of Genocide in All Too Familiar Way

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Viewers of ABC's new hit show "Scandal," a sexy political drama that purports to unveil the indecent underbelly of our nation's capital, have, undoubtedly, found some of the show's plot lines a bit familiar.  Read More »

Enough Policy Brief: The Case for Conditioning International Financial Support to Sudan

The U.S. government recently announced that it will lobby international donors to pledge financial support for Sudan. The release of any funds that these efforts yield should, however, be condition so as to incentivize the government of Sudan to cease ongoing human rights abuses.  Read More »

Why Does the World Allow Sudan’s Bashir to Target Civilians?

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights opens its extraordinary session tomorrow, where it will consider the Enough Project’s communication against the government of Sudan for the atrocities it is committing against civilians in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states. This oped about atrocities orchestrated by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and other top Sudanese officials originally appeared on Global Post.  Read More »

Field Dispatch: Is a Comprehensive Agreement for the Two Sudans Possible before August 2?

Today, July 5, representatives from Sudan and South Sudan recommenced negotiations in Addis Ababa following a week-long break for high level political consultations in Khartoum and Juba. A new Enough field dispatch, “A Comprehensive Agreement for the Two Sudans: Is It Possible?,” reviews the conversations that occurred during the last round of negotiations on the definition of the administrative common borderline, the modalities for determining the final definition of the north-south border, and the recent pace of the negotiation process.  Read More »

North-South Negotiations Break for Consultations with Presidents Kiir and Bashir

Negotiations between the governments of Sudan and South Sudan adjourned today after the Sudanese government requested time to return to Khartoum for high-level political consultations with President Omar al-Bashir and other key leadership. South Sudanese representatives also left Addis Ababa to hold similar consultations in Juba. The expectation is that the two sides will return to Addis Ababa on July 5 for three days of meetings, during which they will present readouts from their respective consultations.  Read More »

Humanitarian Resources Stretched as Influx of Refugees from Blue Nile Arrive in South Sudan

Humanitarian aid groups working in South Sudan report that, in the last three weeks, over 35,000 refugees from the Sudanese state of Blue Nile have entered transit centers and over-stretched refugee camps in Upper Nile state. This influx brings the total number of refugees in the South Sudanese state of Upper Nile to 105,000, a staggering number that exceeds the capacity of the state’s two existing refugee camps, Jammam and Doro.  Read More »

UPDATE: Tracking Compliance with U.N. Security Council Resolution 2046 on Sudan and South Sudan

In the wake of U.N. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Haile Menkerios’ briefing to the U.N. Security Council on May 16 concerning Sudan and South Sudan’s compliance with Resolution 2046, Khartoum remains, in many respects, defiant. In an effort to track these and other developments, the Enough Project has updated its timeline and chart that track Sudan, South Sudan, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North’s compliance.  Read More »

Could the Threat of Sanctions Bring Peace to the Two Sudans?

On, May 2, the U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a resolution endorsing last week’s decision from the African Union Peace and Security Council. The resolution calls for, among other things, the immediate cessation of hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan and the two sides’ unconditional return, within two weeks, to negotiations under the facilitation of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel, or AUHIP, with support from the Chair of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, or IGAD. The resolution further requires that the negotiations must conclude within three months. If a resolution cannot be reached within that time period, the resolution requests that the U.N. Secretary-General, in conjunction with the AUHIP, the Chair of IGAD, and the Chairman of the A.U. Commission, submit a report to include “detailed proposals on all outstanding issues.”  Read More »

Enough Submits Petition to African Human Rights Commission Alleging Khartoum’s Violations of International Human Rights Law

Today, the Enough Project filed a petition before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, known as the African Human Rights Commission, against Sudan. The petition alleges that the government of Sudan’s indiscriminate aerial bombardment of civilian populations in the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, its ground attacks against these populations, and its denial of international humanitarian aid to the two states violate, among other things, the rights to life and property afforded all Sudanese citizens under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, or the African Charter.  Read More »

As Fighting on Sudan-South Sudan Border Intensifies, Uncertainty Remains for Thousands of Southerners in the North

Largely absent from recent coverage of Sudan and South Sudan has been the passage of the April 8 deadline after which ethnic southerners in Sudan—numbered as many as 700,000—were required to register as foreigners in Sudan or move back to South Sudan, where they are citizens.

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