Displacement

Sudan's Bloody Periphery: The Toll on Civilians from the War in Blue Nile State

The Sudanese government’s campaign of repression against opposition groups in its Blue Nile state has developed into an armed conflict between the Sudan Armed Forces and a coalition of rebel groups, the Sudan Revolutionary Forces. This report,  based on visits to the front lines in central Blue Nile in late 2012 and early 2013, and details the current situation of the armed conflict there and its effect on the civilian population.

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Sudan Democracy First Group Calls for Renewal of AUHIP Mandate

Presidents Salva Kirr and Omar al-Bashir (L-R) in Juba.

The Sudan Democracy First Group released the second issue of its monthly newsletter last week, providing analysis of the crises currently gripping the Sudans.  Read More »

World Refugee Day: The Importance of Refugee Stories

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Today, as we commemorate World Refugee Day, millions of refugee voices are being highlighted to attain our solidarity and urge us to act.   Read More »

Video: Invisible Children's Efforts to Promote LRA Defection

Elephants in Garamba National Park

The population of elephants in Garamba National Park in northeast Congo has dropped from 20,000 to just over 2,000 since 1960.   Read More »

Celebrating Secretary Kerry's Renewed Focus on Sudan

John Kerry and Ban Ki-Moon in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

United States Secretary of State John Kerry’s renewed emphasis on foreign policy relating to Sudan and South Sudan is incredibly encouraging.  Read More »

Satellite Imagery Confirms Indiscriminate Bombing of Civilians in Strategic Garrison Towns, Sudan

A new report from the Satellite Sentinel Project and the Enough Project reveals that civilians in South Kordofan, Sudan continue to bear the brunt of the recent escalation in hostilities between the rebel Sudan Revolutionary Front, or SRF, in this case comprised of forces from the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement-North, or SPLM-N and the Darfurian Justice and Equality Movement, or JEM, and the government Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF.  Read More »

Five Stories You May Have Missed This Week

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

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The Hill Op-ed: Kerry's Moment at the African Summit

Secretary of State John Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry will attend the African Union Heads of State Summit this weekend. Kerry’s participation in the summit —which marks 50 years of African regional cooperation—presents an opportunity to improve leverage for substantive outcomes. In partnership with African leaders, Kerry can help ensure that this summit has an impact by pushing for credible peace processes in Africa’s two deadliest wars: Sudan and Congo.  Read More »

Groups Push for Unity of African States at A.U. 50th Anniversary Summit

Heads of the African States pose in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

More than 70 Heads of State will gather this week to attend the 21st Africa Union summit which coincides with a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the continental institution.  The summit’s theme “Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance” will unfold with a call for Africans to “realize the dream of the founding fathers for a peaceful, prosperous, and united Africa”.   Read More »

How Small Steps Lead to Giant Leaps in Friendship and Understanding

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Right now, in 2013, it has been ten years since the tragedy occurring in Darfur started. In 2003, the Sudanese government began supporting militia groups called the Janjaweed (“Devil on Horseback” in Arabic) to terrorize villages in Darfur because of their ethnicity and with goals of acquiring land and resources. These actions have been widely recognized as genocide.   Read More »

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