Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide, exhibits vulnerabilities that marked the final chapters of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak and Libya’s Moammar Gaddafi. Meanwhile, he is doubling down on a strategy of starving, bombing, and arresting his opponents rather than engaging in meaningful reform. How Clinton and other international leaders respond will be crucial in determining whether he hangs on, like his counterpart in Syria, or goes the way of other Middle Eastern and North African dictators caught up in the winds of regional change. Read More »
In response to the ongoing threat of the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, and the lack of regional coordination between LRA-affected countries, Congressional leaders sent a letter to President Obama calling for an LRA-focused meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. A Senate subcommittee approved additional funds for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities in support of counter-LRA operations. Read More »
This easy-to-read chart identifies the government of Sudan, the government of South Sudan, and the People’s Liberation Movement-North’s respective compliance, or lack thereof, with the provisions of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2046. Read More »
At least eight people were killed in an anti-regime demonstration in Sudan’s Darfur region on Tuesday when over 1,000 people took to the streets to protest high fuel prices and the brutality of President Omar al-Bashir’s 23-year-long rule. This demonstration was the latest and largest in a series of protests that have swept through Sudan since Bashir announced new austerity measures in June. Read More »
Today, August 2, marks the deadline for the conclusion of negotiations between the governments of Sudan and South Sudan as set by U.N. Security Council Resolution 2046. In an effort to identify the compliance of the government of Sudan, the government of South Sudan, and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North's with the provisions of Resolution 2046 to date, the Enough Project published a summary chart of its compliance tracker. The summary chart provides an organized outline showing that the government of Sudan has failed to comply with nine provisions of Resolution 2046, whereas the government of South Sudan has failed to comply with two provisions, and the SPLM-N has complied or has expressed a willingness to comply with all relevant provisions.
"Relatively speaking, the government of Sudan's non-compliance with critical provisions of Resolution 2046 is clear. These critical provisions include requirements that the Sudanese government withdraw its forces from the Abyei area and agree to the Tripartite Proposal on the delivery of humanitarian aid to South Kordofan and Blue Nile. In the coming days and weeks, the U.N. Security Council and the African Union Peace and Security Council should take into account the discrepancies in non-compliance between the government of Sudan, on the one hand, and the government of South Sudan and the SPLM-N, on the other, particularly vis-à-vis the possible application of sanctions pursuant to operative paragraph 6 of Resolution 2046," said Enough Project Sudan Policy Analyst Jennifer Christian.
Who: The Enough Project, a nonprofit organization based in Washington D.C. that is dedicated to ending genocide and crimes against humanity.
Where: Addis Ababa, where negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan resumed today
When: Thursday, August, 2, 2012
Why: To summarize the government of Sudan, the government of South Sudan, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North’s respective compliance, or lack thereof, to date with the provisions of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2046.
Enough is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, the Enough Project focuses on crises in Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas of Africa affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Enough’s strategy papers and briefings provide sharp field analysis and targeted policy recommendations based on a“3P” crisis response strategy: promoting durable peace, providing civilian protection, and punishing perpetrators of atrocities. Enough works with concerned citizens, advocates, and policy makers to prevent, mitigate, and resolve these crises. For more information, please visit www.enoughproject.org.
A remark made last week by Sudan's ambassador to the United Nations is renewing suspicions that the Lord's Resistance Army is hiding in Sudan and receiving support from the Sudanese government again. Highly credible reports received by the Enough Project several days ago indicate that Kony was recently in Darfur and may still be there. Read More »
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, or OCHA, recently released a regional update on the activities of the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, in the Central African Republic, or CAR, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan. The LRA remains a significant threat in both CAR and Congo, and while new attacks haven’t been reported in South Sudan, the refugee situation remains dire. Read More »
The State Department announced on Monday that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is embarking this week on a trip to Africa that includes a stop in Uganda, where she will meet with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. The visit provides a critical opportunity to jumpstart efforts to find solutions to these long-standing challenges. To make the most of her visit, Clinton should do three things, writes Resolve Executive Director Michael Poffenberger. Read More »
In the last days before the August 2 deadline, Sudan and South Sudan’s positions on key outstanding issues remain far apart. This report provides an overview of the current positions of the two sides as of July 31, and advocates for increased international engagement.