Omer Ismail

As Mariam Walks Free, Omer Ismail Highlights Broader Injustices Perpetrated by Sudan Government

On July 24, after a lengthy ordeal, Mariam Ibrahim was released into the custody of Italy’s deputy foreign minister. Ms. Ibrahim was sentenced to death by hanging by a Sudanese court on charges of apostasy – converting from Islam to Christianity – and this verdict roused global condemnation. The case serves as a stark example of the violence that continues to be perpetrated by the government of Sudan against millions of Sudanese citizens.  Read More »

Testimony on The Troubling Case of Mariam Ibrahim

Ten years ago yesterday, the United States Congress determined that the violence that plagued the Darfur region of Sudan is a genocide perpetrated by the country’s own government.

Sudan's Tortured Peace Process

As the African Union prepares to convene peace talks on Sudan's Two Areas for the third time in as many months, the stakes for peace are higher than ever. This Enough Project report calls for a comprehensive peace process that addresses the root causes of the conflicts and urgent needs across Sudan's periphery in a coordinated way. 

Forgotten Wars: Sudan’s Periphery Smolders with Focus on South Sudan

Escalating violence, displacement, and new political developments in the areas along Sudan’s periphery—Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile—are going largely unnoticed as international attention focuses on violence in South Sudan.

The Economics of Ethnic Cleansing in Darfur

The Economics of Ethnic Cleansing in Darfur in Arabic.

The Economics of Ethnic Cleansing in Darfur

Economic imperatives are now a major driving force for escalating violence in Darfur. Drawing on firsthand interviews with refugees on the Chadian border with Darfur, as well as many others inside Sudan, this report challenges the oversimplification of inter-tribal disputes and highlights the Sudanese government’s role and ongoing interest in the latest rounds of violence.

Darfur's Gold Rush: State-Sponsored Atrocities 10 Years After the Genocide

A joint report by the Enough Project and Satellite Sentinel Project examines the Abbala militias' recent power play to gain control over lucrative gold mines in North Darfur and makes the case that these actions are a continuation of state-sponsored atrocity and plunder. 

Sudanese displaced women carry firewood at Abu Shouk camp, in north Darfur.

The Broken Approach to Peace Between the Sudans: A Proposal to End the Cycle of Incremental Progress and Dangerous Delay

The international community’s current approach to brokering peace between the two Sudans is caught in a counterproductive cycle. This paper argues that the issues troubling the most recent negotiations are symptomatic of broader problems with the international community’s efforts to broker peace in the Sudans, identifies the underlying reasons why the process has failed to move forward, and proposes three recommendations for a more viable strategy.

Presidents Omar al-Bashir and Salve Kirr, of Sudan and South Sudan respectively.

Not Just Mediation: The United Nations Security Council’s Role in Supporting Peace in the Two Sudans

This is the second installment in a series of Policy Briefs focusing on the international community’s extraordinary opportunity to help support peace within and between the two Sudans. 

Presidents Bashir and Kirr in Addis Ababa

President Mbeki's Moment: A Stand for Peace in the Two Sudans

This is the first in a series of Policy Briefs focusing on the international community’s extraordinary opportunity to help support peace within Sudan and between the two Sudans. 

President Mbeki Addresses the U.N.
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