Sudan and South Sudan

Nigeria Has Decided, But in Sudan Elections Don't Mean Choice

Yesterday, in an historic election, Nigeria had its first peaceful and democratic power transfer. This month, Africa will see another election, in President Omar al Bashir's Sudan. Unfortunately, there, elections don't necessarily mean choice. Given current restrictions on civil society organizations, some fear that if the elections proceed on April 13th, they will only intensify the conflict and worsen the humanitarian crisis in Sudan.  Read More »

Enough 101: The GHRAVITY Executive Order and Sudan

In this 101, Sudan and South Sudan Policy Analyst Akshaya Kumar answers 5 questions about the GHRAVITY Executive Order (Grave Human Rights Abuses by the Governments of Iran and Syria Via Information Technology) and how it can be expanded to allow the U.S. to target the middle men and enablers of atrocities in Sudan.  Read More »

Feeling the Movement - A Reflection on the Lemkin Summit

Ohio University student and STAND Campaigns Coordinator Luke Kubacki reflects on his experience at the Lemkin Summit: A National Gathering of the Next Generation of Human Rights Defenders in February 2015.  Read More »

John Prendergast Testifies before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

On March 4, John Prendergast testified before Congress at a hearing held by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission: “Human Rights Violations in Sudan,” about the need to create leverage over the government of Khartoum to support human rights in Sudan.  Read More »

Will There Ever Be Peace In South Sudan?

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Editor's Note: This op-ed was written by Justine Fleischner and Akshaya Kumar and originally appeared in The Daily Beast as "Will There Ever Be Peace In South Sudan?" on February 7th, 2015.   Read More »

ThinkProgress: 7 Things You Need To Know About The Changes To U.S. Sanctions On Sudan

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Editor's Note: This op-ed was written by Akshaya Kumar and originally appeared in ThinkProgress as "7 Things You Need To Know About The Changes To U.S. Sanctions On Sudan" on February 20, 2015.  Read More »

New Report: Fool's Gold - The Case for Scrutinizing Sudan's Conflict Gold Trade

Gold coming from Sudan is conflict-affected, high-risk, and helping to destabilize the country’s main conflict-zones of Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan, according to a new Enough Project report by Policy Analyst Akshaya Kumar. Fool's Gold: The Case for Scrutinizing Sudan's Conflict Gold Trade provides an overview of conflict-affected gold in Sudan and offers policy recommendations, including urgent action by the United States, the United Nations, and the international gold industry.  Read More »

Sudan Gold Brief

Gold coming from Sudan is conflict-affected, high-risk, and helping to destabilize the country’s main conflict-zones of Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan. This brief, which stems from our new report Fool's Gold: The Case for Scrutinizing Sudan's Conflict Gold Trade, provides an overview of conflict-affected gold in Sudan and offers policy recommendations.

7 Groups That Agree With the UN's Decision to Impose Sanctions on Spoilers in South Sudan

Today, the U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a resolution that creates a targeted sanctions regime on spoilers of peace in South Sudan. This Storify combines some immediate responses from groups and bodies including the Enough Project, Human Rights Watch, the African and European Unions, and more.  Read More »

ThinkProgress: 7 Things You Need to Know About The Prayer Breakfast’s Second Most Controversial Guest

Ali Karti, Sudan’s foreign minister and primary diplomat, was invited to attend today's White House Prayer Breakfast, triggering protests from anti-genocide activists. In this ThinkProgress piece, Sudan and South Sudan Policy Analyst Akshaya Kumar answers 7 questions about Karti, the ongoing conflicts in Sudan, and the U.S. government's involvement in supporting peace in the country.  Read More »

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