Blog Posts in Sudan Now

Posted by Diamond Sharp on Mar 6, 2012

Congressman James McGovern (D-MA), a long-time advocate of human rights, addressed Congress last week about the ongoing violence in South Kordofan, Blue Nile, and Darfur, imploring Congress to recognize that “once again, the world is standing by, silent and passive, while the Government of Sudan wages war on its own people.”

Posted by Lauren Clyne Medley on Mar 5, 2012
John Prendergast on AOL

John Prendergast tells AOL how he got started as an activist and why "you've got to fight for human rights."

Posted by Amanda Hsiao on Mar 5, 2012

At 1:20 p.m., on February 29, oil technicians who had just arrived at El Nar oilfield in South Sudan were thrown into a momentary state of panic by a round of bombings that South Sudanese leaders allege came from the Sudanese army. Journalists, Enough, and staff from the petroleum ministry in Juba were shown three craters left by the impact of the bombs, in sites approximately 10 to 15 kilometers from the North-South border, on a recent trip sponsored by the South Sudan government.

Posted by Ashley Benner on Feb 23, 2012

Legislation introduced in Congress last week could greatly propel efforts to bring to justice the world’s most wanted war criminals and human rights offenders. If passed, this legislation would bolster initiatives to arrest and convict individuals wanted by the International Criminal Court, or ICC.

Posted by Annette LaRocco... on Feb 22, 2012

The recent spate of violence in Jonglei state has drawn the world’s attention to the cyclical problem of inter-communal violence in South Sudan. When another round of violence between the Lou-Nuer and Murle people reignited in late December 2011, it was accompanied by disturbing press releases from the so-called Lou-Nuer White Army calling for the extermination of the Murle people, which appalled the public in South Sudan and beyond. Leading officials from Jonglei state, including the governor himself, do not give too much importance to these statements, but are they being too dismissive?