Darfur and southern Sudan Publications

  • Dec 21, 2010

    This Peace Watch update covers the progress of plans for the referendum proceeding despite abuse and legal challenges, an increase in violence and still no deal on Abyei, and hostilities in areas of Darfur increasing, but small progress in Doha negotiations.

  • Dec 16, 2010

    Enough recently traveled to the bombing site in Kiir Adem, where aerial bombardments by the Sudanese Armed Forces of a South Sudanese army installation and surrounding community conjure up memories of Sudan’s long civil war and underscore the fragility of peace, especially along the country’s long, contested border.

  • Dec 10, 2010

    As South Sudan approaches its referendum, key developments covered in this issue include: challenges in the referendum planning process, still no deal on Abyei, minor progress on post-referendum negotiations, Pand rospects for a sustainable peace deal dwindle for Darfur.

  • Nov 30, 2010

    Five years after facilitating the signing of a peace agreement between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement, the U.S. government is once again engaging with the two Sudanese parties to prevent renewed conflict in Sudan. Former State Department official Jeff Millington offers a retrospective look at the strategy pursued by the U.S. government from the late 1990s to 2005 that produced the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

  • Nov 19, 2010

    As South Sudan approaches its referendum, key developments covered in this issue include:referendum registration beginning, Presidents Bashir and Kiir set to talk on Abyei, and an escalation of fighting in Darfur.

  • Nov 8, 2010

    What would easily be the world’s deadliest war in 2011 could erupt in Sudan around the coming January 9 referenda on self-determination for oil-rich Southern Sudan and Abyei. The time has come for bold diplomacy, in which the interests of the parties are addressed in a way that lays the foundation for a lasting peace in all of Sudan.

  • Nov 4, 2010

    As South Sudan approaches its referendum, key developments covered in this issue include: technical details for the southern referendum, Abyei negotiations broaden to include all outstanding CPA issues and post-referendum arrangements, and continuing concerns over conditions in Darfur.

  • Oct 13, 2010

    As South Sudan approaches its referendum, key developments covered in this issue include: preparations for the South Sudan referendum remain behind schedule, Abyei negotiations flounder in Addis, post-referendum talks have made little progress, and insecurity is pervasive in Darfur as Doha talks stall.

  • Sep 13, 2010

    Although Darfur only rarely makes the headlines lately, the reality on the ground continues to be defined by profound insecurity, limited humanitarian access, impunity for perpetrators of violence, and the absence of credible human rights reporting.

  • Aug 19, 2010

    As part of its Sudan Working Group Series, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars released today a paper entitled, “Avoiding the Train Wreck in Sudan: U.S. Leverage for Peace,” as part of a two-piece publication examining international engagement in Sudan.

  • 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.