Darfur and southern Sudan Publications

  • Aug 12, 2010

    Expectations for what the January referendum will bring are tremendously high among residents of Unity state in South Sudan. While anticipation for the vote has placated a population that has grown increasingly discontent with its government, these grievances have not gone away. If South Sudan receives its independence, the southern ruling party will have to address its people’s expectations or risk popular violence.

  • Jul 29, 2010

    In less than six months, the people of southern Sudan will vote in a self-determination referendum that is expected to result in the secession of the South roughly a year from now. The dynamics shaping the historic and dramatic changes in Sudan are fluid, yet some of the core issues facing southern Sudan will endure regardless of the outcome of the referendum. In this field dispatch for Enough, southern Sudan field researcher Maggie Fick identifies some of these key, lesser recognized, flashpoints.

  • Jul 20, 2010

    The time has come for an urgent rethink of how the United States can contribute to peace in Sudan now, building on the lessons of the recent past.

  • Jul 14, 2010

    In the immediate aftermath of Sudan’s elections back in April, several potential flashpoints emerged. While the polls had passed generally peacefully in the South (at least at face value), the post-elections period has been marked by an escalation in tensions.

  • Jul 14, 2010

    A global coalition of 26 humanitarian and human rights organizations published this report calling for urgent action from African heads of state who will meet at a major summit of the African Union in Uganda from July 19-27.

  • Jun 29, 2010

    Although the details remain highly murky, it appears that the Ugandan army suffered a significant loss of troops in the Central African Republic, or CAR, as those forces continue to hunt for Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. 

  • Jun 24, 2010

    Enough Field Research Ledio Cakaj follows the violent path of Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army

     

  • May 6, 2010

    Based upon the rigorous analysis of leading indicators across nine overarching categories of benchmarks, the Enough Project, the Save Darfur Coalition, and partners developed the following assessment of the amount of change or improvement that has been observed in key areas over the last six months.

  • Apr 29, 2010

    The Obama administration built a diplomatic approach to Sudan around periodic, hard-nosed policy assessments of the situation on the ground and the judicious deployment of incentives and pressures in response to the situation on the ground. Yet to date, there are virtually no indications that the administration has held any of the parties to account for their actions since the policy review was announced, and senior administration officials appear badly divided on their approach to Sudan. There is a pressing need for Secretary of State Clinton and President Obama to become directly involved, not only to signal that Sudan is a priority of the administration, but to get the interagency “deputies” review process and the overall approach to diplomacy back on track.

  • Apr 29, 2010

    Although the bulk of the results for Sudan’s recent national, regional, state, and local elections have been announced, the potential for local outbreaks of post-election violence in certain areas of the South remains. At this tense juncture, the results of several hotly contested races for state governor may spark local violence and potentially broader conflict in the near future, with consequences for the South’s fast-approaching self determination referendum. This dispatch provides a brief overview of some of the more disconcerting situations.

  • Apr 6, 2010

    Enough experts provide an update on the Darfur peace talks in Doha and lay out the calculations of each side.

  • Apr 6, 2010

    Amjed Farid is a young student activist involved with the Girifna movement in Khartoum, Sudan. As a participant in this movement, Amjed shared some of his thoughts on the goals of Girifna.

  • Mar 31, 2010

    Enough experts analyze the agreements being negotiated by the major parties in southern Sudan's upcoming independence referendum.

  • Mar 16, 2010

    All signs indicate that Sudan, Africa’s largest state, will very soon split in two—either peacefully or violently. In a self-determination referendum scheduled for January 2011, the people of southern Sudan are widely expected to vote for separation from the north.

  • Mar 11, 2010

    In the absence of an effective response by the Sudanese government to the LRA, many local men and boys have taken community security into their own hands. They are part of a loose-knit, meagerly armed, local defense force called the Arrow Boys.