South Sudan Independence

Luol Deng’s Assist for Freedom in Sudan

Most people know Luol Deng as a basketball player for the championship-contending Chicago Bulls. But Luol has even bigger things on his mind these days than a run at an NBA championship.  Read More »

South Sudan Overcomes Hurdle Ahead of Referendum

A week out from the conclusion of the registration period for South Sudan’s referendum, domestic and international observers are beginning to agree that the process, though not perfect, was credible.  Read More »

Emmanuel Jal Raps For Peace In Sudan

On the eve of South Sudan’s independence referendum, international hip hop star Emmanuel Jal is calling out to the world to say, “We want peace,” with the help of friends like Alicia Keys, Peter Gabriel, and George Clooney.  Read More »

Sudanese Rally in DC Calls for Peace in Sudan

This past Saturday, 300 or so activists and members of the Sudanese diaspora gathered in D.C. to call for peace in Sudan and for all parties to respect the outcome of next month's referendum on independence in South Sudan.  Read More »

Registering Women for Sudan's Referendum

As South Sudan prepares itself for the momentous January 9 referendum, the turnout of women voters was low in the initial days of registration, despite the high number of overall registrants.  Read More »

Rising tensions in Abyei

If war breaks out between North and South Sudan, Abyei will be at the center of the conflict. The region along the North-South border including Abyei is becoming tense ahead of next month’s referendum on southern independence.  Read More »

Week of Action Day 4: Elders Raise Alarm about Sudan

Elders Tutu and Machel

Raising the profile and sounding the alarm about South Sudan's upcoming referendum on independence, the Elders, an independent group of global leaders, called on all parties to "respect the will of the people" while not taking our eyes off of Darfur.  Read More »

South Sudan’s Foregone Conclusion?

The countdown to independence is on – literally, in the glowing red digital clock in a central roundabout in town that ticks off the time left until January 9 in days, minutes, and seconds.  Read More »

Week of Action for Sudan

With just one month left before the vote that analysts fear could reignite war in Sudan, activists across the country are calling on U.S. and world leaders to do everything possible to help forge a path to peace in Sudan.  Read More »

Video: Endgame in Sudan

Debuting in a blog post today by Nick Kristof of The New York Times, a new video co-produced by Sudan Now and Not On Our Watch captures the precariousness of the present moment in Sudan, as the country prepares for a historic vote expected to split it in two.  Read More »

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