Sudan and South Sudan

What the Warrant Means: Justice, Peace, and the Key Actors in Sudan

The issuance of an arrest warrant for Sudan’s sitting head of state for crimes against humanity offers the Obama administration a chance to catalyze multilateral efforts to bring about a solution to Sudan’s decades-long cycle of warfare. One of the crucial missing ingredients to conflict resolution efforts has been some form of accountability for the horrific crimes against humanity that have been perpetrated by the warring parties in Sudan, primarily the Khartoum regime.  Peace without justice in Sudan would only bring an illusion of stability, without addressing the primary forces driving the conflict.

Op-ed: Darfur, The Genocide America Forgot

Earlier this month, Sudan’s paramilitary Janjaweed forces razed 127 empty villages in Darfur to the ground. According to reports in local media, this was their second rampage over the same territory in as many months.   Read More »

Human Security Alert: Massive Mobilization of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) in the Nuba Mountains

The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) is issuing a human security alert for the civilian population of the Kauda Valley in the war-torn Nuba Mountains region of Sudan. Digital Globe Intelligence Solutions (DGIS) imagery has captured a significant mobilization of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) around Rashad, Delaba, and Umm Abdallah in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan, Sudan.  Read More »

New Targeted Sanctions for South Sudan Lack Clout

South Sudanese President Salva Kiirand former Vice-President Riek Machar (AP)

A week after President Obama announced potential targeted sanctions against individuals responsible for the ongoing violence in South Sudan both sides have expressed an overwhelming lack of concern that they will be affected.   Read More »

U.S. Humanitarian and Diplomatic Surge for South Sudan

Former U.S. Diplomat Jeff Millington, provides a compelling argument for a diplomatic surge and humanitarian support in South Sudan. As one of the lead diplomats in supporting the negotiations leading to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between northern and southern Sudan, he has remained engaged in issues related to South Sudan since his retirement from the U.S. Foreign Service.  Read More »

Two Sudans: The Paths Forward

A panel conversation co-sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and the Harvard University Committee on African Studies. Featuring Enough Project Advisor Omer Ismail.

A panel conversation co-sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and the Harvard University Committee on African Studies.

David King, Harvard University with panelists:
Mariam Al-Mahdi, Umma Party
Alex de Waal, World Peace Foundation
Omer Ismail, Enough Project
Deng Majok Chol, Harvard Kennedy School

The original video is posted on the Carr Center's YouTube channel.

Bashir's Newest Victims in Darfur

In 2003, brutal attacks on Darfur's civilian population captured the world's attention, but attention has drifted away from the war-torn region, since violence in Darfur diminished in the mid 2000s. Still, the root causes of the conflict persist. This mini-documentary done in coordination with our partners at iAct features the Enough Project's John Prendergast and Omer Ismail speaking with displaced Darfuris and hearing their stories.

Bashir's Newest Victims in Darfur from i-ACT on Vimeo.

In 2003, brutal attacks on Darfur's civilian population captured the world's attention. By 2004, the US government had enough evidence to call the Sudanese government's campaign against its own people a genocide. Activists, politicians and the UN mobilized to try to respond. But the killing continued.

Attention has drifted away from the war-torn region, since violence in Darfur diminished in the mid 2000s. Still, the root causes of the conflict persist. In the first half of 2013, we've seen a resurgence. Hundreds of thousands of Darfuris have been displaced and many more have fled across the border to Chad.

Featuring the Enough Project's John Prendergast and Omer Ismail.

Produced and presented by: James Thacher and Gabriel Stauring for the Enough Project and i-ACT
Camera by James Thacher
Edited by James Thacher
Music: “Respiration” by Podington Bear

It Takes a World to Educate a Child: A South Sudanese Perspective on the Crisis

James Alic Garang, Ph.D. and formerly one of the Lost Boys of Sudan

Reflections from James Alic Garang, formerly one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, on achieving his Ph.D. from UMass Amherst and the role the world can and should play providing a safe environment for accessible education globally and for the children of South Sudan.   Read More »

Still a Problem From Hell, Two Decades After Rwanda

Rwandan Genocide Remembrance

Twenty years after Rwanda’s horrors, there are signs of hope for a more effective international response to future genocides—but only if we recognize the evolution in genocidal tactics. This op-ed by John Prendergast originally appeared in The Daily Beast on the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide.  Read More »

Rwanda 20 Darfur 10: New Responses to Africa's Mass Atrocities

As commemorations unfold honoring the 20th anniversary of the onset of Rwanda’s genocide and the 10th year after Darfur’s genocide was recognized, the rhetoric of commitment to the prevention of mass atrocities has never been stronger.

Photo:Nyaza cemetery outside Kigali, Rwanda - AP/Ricardo Mazalan
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