Sudan Now

Using Witnesses in the Fight for Human Rights

Darfur's Abu Souk camp - AP

In this oped for Canada's Embassy magazine, Kyle Matthews of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University and I wrote about the impact of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine on mass atrocities, 10 years after it was introduced.  Read More »

62 U.S. Representatives Call for Shift in Policy Towards Sudan

A bipartisan group of 62 Members of Congress sent a letter this week to President Obama urging the administration to recalibrate U.S. policy towards Sudan in order to address the serious humanitarian and security crises that millions of civilians are facing.  Read More »

Sudan Rebel Groups Unite, Pledging to Overthrow Bashir

Yasir Arman and Malik Agar - Reuters

Amid cross-border attacks by the government of Sudan on South Sudan, and the recent takeover of the former rebel stronghold Kurmuk in Sudan’s Blue Nile state, major Sudanese rebel groups have officially joined forces in an alliance to topple the Khartoum regime.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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

SSP Corroborates Evidence of Bombings of South Sudan Refugee Camps

The Satellite Sentinel Project followed up its November 11 report showing Sudan Armed Forces increasing air attack capacity near the border of Sudan and South Sudan with another report today that confirms evidence of bombings in Guffa and Yida refugee camps in South Sudan.  Read More »

Bombing in South Sudan

Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast and Policy Advisor Omer Ismail discuss the Nov. 10 2011 bombing of a refugee camp in South Sudan by Sudanese military aircraft. Ismail just returned from the region, where he heard accounts of refugees from Blue Nile State.

Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast and Policy Advisor Omer Ismail discuss the Nov. 10 2011 bombing of a refugee camp in South Sudan by Sudanese military aircraft. Ismail just returned from the region, where he heard accounts of refugees from Blue Nile State.

Sudanese Leaders Trade Blame as Threat of War Rises

Less than two hours after South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit concluded an address to the media and diplomatic core in Juba today, news broke out of yet another bombing by Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, on South Sudan territory, which Enough reported on earlier today. At the briefing, Salva Kiir warned over escalation of conflict in the bordering areas.  Read More »

Breaking News: Sudan Bombs Yida Refugee Camp in South Sudan

The Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, attacked a refugee camp in South Sudan at 2:53 p.m. local time today. Enough Project sources indicated that no one was killed or injured in the attack, contrary to initial estimates from the Unity state government. However, casualty figures remain unconfirmed.  Read More »

Relations between Two Sudans Deteriorate as War Rhetoric Returns

Presidents Bashir and Kiir - Enough - Laura Heaton

Relations between Sudan and South Sudan have sunk to the lowest level since the South declared independence in July 2011. “We tell our brothers in the south that if they want peace, we want peace. If they want war, our army is there,” said Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in the Blue Nile capital of Damazine earlier this week in an event to declare the “liberation” of the former rebel stronghold of Kurmuk.

Bashir’s remark about Khartoum’s readiness to return to war is troubling considering the regime’s recent tendency to choose armed force as the method for solving outstanding political disputes.  Read More »

Congratulating Emmanuel Jal on His Common Ground Award

Emmanuel Jal and John Prendergast

Last month, I had the honor of presenting my friend and talented musician Emmanuel Jal with a 2011 Common Ground Award at the annual Search for Common Ground awards ceremony, where he performed his hit song “We Want Peace” that brought the entire crowd to its feet.  Read More »

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