Sudan Now

New Enough Report: The Two Sudans and A Tour of the Neighborhood

After South Sudan’s independence in July 2011, the two Sudans together occupy a critical geopolitical space linking together the Sahara, the Sahel, the Horn, and the Great Lakes. The post-separation negotiations between Sudan and newly formed South Sudan are therefore vital not only for these two nations’ future bilateral relations, but also for the stability of the region at large.

In Enough’s most recent paper,The Two Sudans: A Tour of the Neighborhood,” Omer Ismail and Annette LaRocco contextualize the potential effects the post-separation negotiations could have on the nine countries neighboring the two Sudans.  Read More »

10 Years of the Responsibility to Protect: A Glimpse at Sudan

At an event this week hosted by the Stanley Foundation in New York to recognize the anniversary, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon offered complimentary remarks about the use of R2P to justify action in Côte d’Ivoire and Libya. But it was the U.N. secretary general’s unusually candid insights about the limitations of implementing the Responsibility to Protect in South Sudan recently that stood out.  Read More »

Human Rights Body Should Urgently Review Submission by Ngok Dinka People of Abyei

On the one-year anniversary of the commencement of the Southern Sudan referendum, January 9, 2012, the Ngok Dinka people of the disputed Abyei Area formally requested that the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, or CERD, immediately consider the actions of the Sudanese government vis-à-vis the Ngok Dinka people in Abyei.  Read More »

Oil Disputes Shadow First Day of Sudan-South Sudan Talks

A new round of post-independence talks between Sudan and South Sudan began today in Addis Ababa and are slated to last until next Monday, January 24. Front and center in this round of talks is the issue of Khartoum and Juba’s undetermined oil relationship, and the size of the transit fee—measured in dollars per barrel of oil—that South Sudan should pay to Khartoum for the use of pipelines that cross Sudan’s territory.  Read More »

U.N.-A.U. Mission Visits LRA-affected Countries, Calls for Regional Cooperation

LRA Arrow Boys - Enough - Laura Heaton

Two high-ranking officials traveled to Bangui, Juba, Kampala, and Kinshasa last week to address the coordination of regional efforts to defeat the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA. There were several important advancements in the regional initiative that came out of the recent trip.  Read More »

Darfur: The Doha Peace Process, December 2010-present

This week's post in the series Enough 101 looks at the history of the Darfur conflict from late 2010 to present, building off of last week's post that covered 2003 to 2006.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

Sudan / Bart Fisher Protest

Activists rallied against attorney Bart Fisher, who the government of Sudan is paying $20,000 a month to lobby for removal from the US State Sponsors of Terrorism list.

Activists rallied against attorney Bart Fisher, who the government of Sudan is paying $20,000 a month to lobby for removal from the US State Sponsors of Terrorism list.

Blue Nile Refugees from Darfur: ‘Same War’ Made Us Flee

“We were running, most of the time on foot. Sometimes there is a vehicle, sometimes you have to go straight, sometimes you have to zigzag,” said Zahara, a refugee in Sherkole refugee camp. “It all depends on the security situation.”

Zahara, a Masseleit originally from the city of El Geneina in West Darfur, was describing her second time fleeing a war in Sudan. The first time, she ran from Darfur. The second time, in September, it was from Kurmuk, Blue Nile.  Read More »

Darfur: A Brief History of Conflict, 2003-2006

This week's post in the series Enough 101 looks at the underpinnings of the Darfur conflict. It's the first of a two-part history of the crisis in Sudan's Western region.  Read More »

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