April 2012

Enough Project Briefs House Members on Recent Developments in Sudan

Last Thursday, the Enough Project's John Prendergast and Omer Ismail were on Capitol Hill to brief House members and staff on the current situation in Sudan, to bring the members up-to-date information and solicit bipartisan support for the Sudan Peace, Security and Accountability Act of 2012.  Read More »

GlobalPost Oped: Sudan Faces New Charges of War Crimes

In the caves in Sudan's Nuba Mountains, individuals are fighting for survival and are unable to bring their grievances against the government of Sudan before domestic, regional, or international judicial or political institutions. That is why this week, when the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights convenes for its 51st ordinary session in the Gambia, it will consider a petition against the Republic of Sudan filed by the Enough Project.  Read More »

Fulfilling the Pledge of ‘Never Again’

In an unprecedented show of commitment and accountability by the U.S. to the prevention and elimination of mass atrocities around the world, on April 23 President Barack Obama announced the launch of the first-ever Atrocities Prevention Board, or APB. The board’s inception, which has been highly anticipated within the human rights community, marks a historic step within the U.S. government to work across agencies in collaborated efforts to prevent and respond to mass atrocities around the world.  Read More »

Sudan Forces Bomb South Sudan; Negotiations Stall

For nearly 10 days following South Sudan’s military occupation of the disputed oil-rich area of Heglig, Sudan and South Sudan were on the verge of war. On Friday, April 20, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, or SPLA, announced its withdrawal from Heglig, a move regarded by the international community as a positive step toward diffusing tensions between South Sudan and Sudan. However, the two countries are not any nearer to achieving a lasting peace as the Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, continue to carry out aerial and ground attacks on territory in South Sudan, yesterday reaching a crescendo with the bombing of Bentiu, the capital of Unity state.  Read More »

Reports: Satellites Show Buildup of Sudan Military Strike Aircraft in Range of South Sudan, Damage to Oil Infrastructure

The Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, released two new reports, documenting the latest developments in the conflict raging on the border between Sudan and South Sudan. The conflict has become increasingly violent since the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, or SPLA, advanced on Heglig on April 9. Heglig (known as Panthou to the South Sudanese) is a disputed territory, with both nations claiming that it is within their borders. The area provides an estimated half of Sudan’s oil resources, making it an economically critical location.  Read More »

Central African Republic: Diamonds, Darfur, and Democracy, 2003-2011

This week's post in the series Enough 101 is the third in a multi-part history of the Central Africa Republic.  Read More »

Genocide-free Investing: Why is it Controversial at JPMorgan Chase?

JPMorgan Chase invests in PetroChina, a company with links to the Khartoum government, and thus connects its shareholders to state-sponsored atrocities across Sudan. In this guest blog post, William Rosenfeld of Investors Against Genocide explains how JPMorgan Chase has responded to concerns about this investment and what shareholders or prospective customers can do to push for a genocide-free investing policy.  Read More »

Recruiting for Darfur United, A Team with Its Sights Set on the VIVA World Cup

Middle school social studies teacher and coach Brian Cleveland recently returned from the Darfuri refugee camp of Djabal. He travelled to eastern Chad with Darfur Dream Team partner iAct to recruit players for the brand new soccer team Darfur United and wrote this guest blog post about the visit.  Read More »

President Obama to Launch First-ever Atrocities Prevention Board – Stay Tuned for Live Updates

In an effort to fulfill the pledge of “never again,” the APB will be charged with setting up better early warning systems for detecting mass atrocities around the globe and creating cooperative, comprehensive strategies for responding to these signals in order to intervene and stop the atrocities before they occur.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday (or on occasion, on Saturday).  Read More »